glycerin glycerin


  • (n) a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils



  1. Water solutions of the detergent were only mildly effective, so the researchers tried solutions of detergents in propylene glycol, which is a sort of thin glycerine.
  2. A swart little man named Wallace Foreman was mixing sulphuric acid and glycerin to make an electrolyte for plating.
  3. Glycerin is a by-product of soapmaking, and such large soapmakers as Lever Bros, and Procter Gamble are strenuously seeking to market glycerin anti-freeze mixtures.



  • In his usual poetic style, Neil concludes, "The Leaf is definitely Car 2.0. Sweet, glycerin smooth, techy, frisky and even a little bit beautiful. It just feels like tomorrow."
    on Nov 23, 2009 By: Dan Neil Source: Hybrid Cars News

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