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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glycol  \Gly"col\,  n.  [Glycerin  +  -ol.  See  {Glycerin}.]  (Chem.) 
  a  A  thick,  colorless  liquid,  {C2H4(OH)2},  of  a  sweetish 
  taste,  produced  artificially  from  certain  ethylene 
  compounds.  It  is  a  diacid  alcohol,  intermediate  between 
  ordinary  ethyl  alcohol  and  glycerin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glycol 
  n  1:  a  sweet  but  poisonous  syrupy  liquid  used  as  an  antifreeze 
  and  solvent  [syn:  {ethylene  glycol},  {ethanediol}] 
  2:  any  of  a  class  of  alcohols  having  2  hydroxyl  groups  in  each 
  molecule  [syn:  {diol},  {dihydric  alcohol}] 




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