glycerin :

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

  • 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.
  • Following 100 deaths in Panama linked to cough syrup containing diethylene glycol (the ingredient had been mislabeled as glycerin, which is harmless), the FDA issued an import .
  • A swart little man named Wallace Foreman was mixing sulphuric acid and glycerin to make an electrolyte for plating.

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