glycerin glycerin

Definition(s):

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

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Usage(s):

  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.

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  • 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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