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glycerin

noun glyc·er·in \ˈglis-rən, ˈgli-sə-\

Simple Definition of glycerin

  • : a thick, sweet, clear liquid used in making medicines, food, soap, etc.

Full Definition of glycerin

Variants of glycerin

or glyc·er·ine play \ˈglis-rən, ˈgli-sə-\

Origin of glycerin

French glycérine, from Greek glykeros sweet; akin to Greek glykys


First Known Use: 1830


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glycerin

noun glyc·er·in

Medical Definition of glycerin



Variants of glycerin

or glyc·er·ine \ˈglis-(ə-)rən\play

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