ethylene glycol

noun

Definition of ethylene glycol 

: a thick liquid diol C2H6O2 used especially as an antifreeze and in making polyester fibers

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Randy Eskelson was found unconscious Aug. 21 and taken to the hospital, where testing uncovered a potentially lethal dose of ethylene glycol in his system, azcentral.com reported. Ajc Homepage, ajc, "Man fears for life, accuses wife of poisoning him with antifreeze," 10 Mar. 2018 Randy Eskelson said in his court statement that there is proof that his wife, Connie Eskelson, 66, purchased lab-grade ethylene glycol, the active ingredient in antifreeze. Ajc Homepage, ajc, "Man fears for life, accuses wife of poisoning him with antifreeze," 10 Mar. 2018 He was taken to a hospital and authorities later found a potentially lethal dose of ethylene glycol, an active ingredient in antifreeze, in his system, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Ricardo Cano, azcentral, "Arizona man: 'I honestly fear for my life' after wife accused of poisoning him," 9 Mar. 2018 He was taken to a hospital, and authorities found a potentially lethal dose of ethylene glycol, an ingredient in antifreeze, in his system, MCSO said. Chris Coppola, azcentral, "Cave Creek woman accused of tainting husband's drinks with antifreeze chemical," 8 Mar. 2018 Unlike antifreeze, 95 percent of which is made up of one base chemical (typically ethylene glycol), petroleum-type engine oil contains a mixture of several different types of base oil, some more expensive than others. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How To Pick The Right Motor Oil For Your Car," 18 Jan. 2018 Now, researchers have developed a new kind of semitransparent polymer called TUEG3 (poly[thioureas] and ethylene glycol), that maintains both rigidity and healing properties, without requiring any external heating. Andrew Wagner, Science | AAAS, "This new material heals—not cracks—under pressure," 14 Dec. 2017

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ethylene glycol

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Medical Definition of ethylene glycol 

: a thick liquid alcohol C2H6O2 used especially as an antifreeze

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