antifreeze

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noun an·ti·freeze \ˈan-ti-ˌfrēz\

Definition of antifreeze

  1. 1 :  a substance added to a liquid (such as the water in an automobile engine) to lower its freezing point

  2. 2 :  any of various substances (such as proteins or alcohols) that are found in some living organisms (such as certain fish and insects) and serve to lower the freezing point of body fluids especially by limiting ice crystal growth

1903

First Known Use of antifreeze

1903


ANTIFREEZE Defined for English Language Learners

antifreeze

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noun an·ti·freeze \ˈan-ti-ˌfrēz\

Definition of antifreeze for English Language Learners

  • : a substance that is added to the water in a vehicle's engine to prevent it from freezing


ANTIFREEZE Defined for Kids

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noun an·ti·freeze \ˈan-ti-ˌfrēz\

Definition of antifreeze for Students

  1. :  a substance added to the water in an automobile radiator to prevent its freezing



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