/ (ˈɡlɪsərɪn, ˌɡlɪsəˈriːn) /
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another name (not in technical usage) for glycerol
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Word Origin for glycerine
C19: from French glycérine, from Greek glukeros sweet + -ine -in; related to Greek glukus sweet
Words nearby glycerine
glyceric, glyceric acid, glyceride, glycerin, glycerinate, glycerine, glycerite, glycerol, glycerolysis, glyceryl, glyceryl group
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How to use glycerine in a sentence
It consists of the following: One part epsom salts, two parts glycerine, and three parts soap suds.
Glycerine and soapy water, equal parts, may be introduced into the bowel for temporary relief of a persistent constipation.
The tracing is done by means of a special form of style giving indelible curves through the medium of colored glycerine.
The two manufactures, however, which seem to lead in the demand for glycerine are of nitro-glycerine and of oleomargarine.
The substances commonly employed are glycerine, wood alcohol, or a saturated solution of calcium chloride.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag