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propanediol

Definition:

a sweet colorless, viscous, hygroscopic liquid used as an antifreeze and in brake fluid and also as a humectant in cosmetics and personal care items although it can be absorbed through the skin with harmful effects

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

propanediols

Type of:

antifreeze » liquid » fluid » substance

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

CH3CHOHCH2OH [chemical formula] | propylene glycol

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Propanediol

may refer to either of two isomeric organic chemical compounds: 1,2-Propanediol ; 1,3-Propanediol (13 of 61 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Propanediol

Wiktionary:

propanediol [organic chemistry] | propanediols [plural]

Either of two diols derived from propane, but especially 1,2-propanediol known as propylene glycol (14 of 17 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/propanediol

Collins Dictionary:

propylene glycol | 1,2-dihydroxypropane [Systematic] | CH3CH(OH)CH2OH [chemical formula]

a colourless viscous hydroscopic sweet-tasting compound used as an antifreeze and brake fluid. (13 of 223 words, 2 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/propylene-glycol

Oxford Dictionary:

propylene glycol | C3H6(OH)2:twoisomers [chemical formula, sense-specific]

Syllabification: (pro·pyl·ene gly·col) | [chemistry] | a liquid alcohol that is used as a solvent, in antifreeze, and in the food, plastics, and ... (21 of 49 words, 3 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/propylene-glycol

propylene glycol [chemistry] | C3H6(OH)2:twoisomers [chemical formula]

a liquid alcohol which is used as a solvent, in antifreeze, and in the food, plastics, and perfume industries (19 of 47 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/propylene-glycol

Merriam-Webster:

propylene glycol | C3H8O2 [chemical formula]

a sweet hygroscopic viscous liquid .. made especially from propylene and used especially as an antifreeze and solvent, in brake fluids, and as a food ... (25 of 40 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/propylene glycol

Random House Dictionary:

propylene glycol [chemistry] | C3H8[chemical formula]

a colorless, viscous, hygroscopic liquid used chiefly as a lubricant, as an antifreeze, as a heat transfer fluid, and as a solvent for fats, oils, ... (25 of 32 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/propylene-glycol

American Heritage Dictionary:

propylene glycol | CH3CHOHCH2OH [chemical formula]

A colorless viscous hygroscopic liquid, ..., used in antifreeze solutions, in hydraulic fluids, and as a solvent. (17 of 20 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/propylene-glycol

New World Dictionary:

propylene glycol

a colorless, viscous liquid, CHO, used as an antifreeze, in the manufacture of polyester resins, etc. (16 of 18 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/propylene-glycol

Columbia Encyclopedia:

antifreeze

substance added to a solvent to lower its freezing point. The solution formed is called an antifreeze mixture. Antifreeze is typically added to water ... (24 of 191 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0804226​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

antifreeze [chemistry]

Any substance that lowers the freezing point of water, protecting a system from the ill effects of ice formation. Antifreezes such as ethylene glycol ... (24 of 93 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/27981​/antifreeze

Macmillan British Dictionary:

antifreeze [uncountable]

a chemical that you add to the water in a car engine to prevent it from freezing (17 of 41 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/antifreeze

Cambridge Dictionary:

antifreeze

a liquid which is added to water in order to lower the temperature at which it freezes, used especially in car radiators (cooling systems) in very ... (26 of 35 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/antifreeze

Encarta Dictionary:

propylene glycol | C3H8O2 [chemical formula]

a colorless thick sweet-tasting liquid. Source: propylene. Use: antifreeze in brake fluid, solvent, lubricant (14 of 25 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736454​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

propanediol

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "propanediol"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "propanediol"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/propanediol

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