ethylene glycol definition

  • noun:
    • A colorless syrupy alcohol, HOCH2CH2OH, made use of as an antifreeze in cooling and warming systems.
    • a natural substance, HO-CH2-CH2-OH, together with chemical structure at right. It is a definite, colorless fluid under typical conditions, and it is widely used as a vehicle engine coolant because of its anti-freeze properties.
    • a sweet but toxic syrupy liquid used as an antifreeze and solvent

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