antifreeze antifreeze  /ˈæn tif ˌriz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a liquid added to the water in a cooling system to lower its freezing point

Usage(s):

  1. If organs are removed from an animal's body, they can be flushed out with antifreeze solutions to reduce the ice-crystal damage.
  2. When autumn temperatures fall toward the freezing point, wise motorists put antifreeze in their radiators.
  3. The causes of their demise ranged from heart attack to kidney failure, the latter possibly brought on by ethylene glycol, the main ingredient in antifreeze.

News

  1. Dispose of household waste Saturday

    The town is holding a household hazardous waste collection Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bellingham Middle School parking lot. Accepted items will include pesticides, weed killers, paint thinner, lighter fluid, furniture polishes, rug cleaners, swimming pool chemicals, and antifreeze. Items that will not be accepted include ammunition, fireworks, car batteries, tires, fluorescent bulbs ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Tractor-trailer crash injures 1, draws hazmat for oil and antifreeze spill in Montgomery

    52 quarts of oil and 10 gallons of antifreeze spilled on Route 206 in Montgomery
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Star-Ledger

  3. Coffee Poisoning: Doctor Charged With Assault

    A Houston doctor is accused of poisoning her lover’s coffee with a chemical found in antifreeze, but claims she’s totally innocent. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, an oncologist specializing in breast cancer, allegedly dosed Dr. George Blumenschein’s coffee with the chemical and …
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WebProNews

Quotes

  1. "Some employees were not regularly inspecting their storage containers to prevent oil and antifreeze from spilling or leaking," says state Attorney General Jerry Brown. "Under today's agreement, Jiffy Lube will launch a program to ensure that...
    on May 7, 2008 By: Pat Brown Source: Central Valley Business Times

  2. "Over the next few years we should see the development and application of technologies for frost tolerance in crops based on the knowledge gained from the functional analysis of these antifreeze genes," Mr Brumby said.
    on Apr 9, 2006 By: John Brumby Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. "It was above and beyond anything I expected," said Hebert, who estimated the crowd of participants and spectators at 50,000. "I couldn't even walk. They had to put me on top of a float. It was 50 degrees but everybody had enough antifreeze...
    on Feb 1, 2010 By: Bobby Hebert Source: New York Daily News

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