diethylene glycol

[ dahy-eth-uh-leen glahy-kawl, ‐kol ]
/ daɪˈɛθ əˌlin ˈglaɪ kɔl, ‐kɒl /

noun Chemistry.

a syrupy colorless liquid, C4H10O3, used as a solvent for nitrocellulose and as a fabric softener.

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Also called di·gly·col [dahy-glahy-kawl, -kol] /daɪˈglaɪ kɔl, -kɒl/ .

Origin of diethylene glycol

First recorded in 1925–30; di-1 + ethylene
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British Dictionary definitions for diethylene glycol

diethylene glycol
/ (daɪˈɛθɪˌliːn ˈɡlaɪkɒl) /

noun

a colourless soluble, poisonous liquid used as a solvent. Formula: (C 2 H 4 OH) 2 O
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