glycerin

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noun glyc·er·in \ˈglis-rən, ˈgli-sə-\
variants: or

glycerine

Origin and Etymology of glycerin

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


First Known Use: 1830


GLYCERIN Defined for English Language Learners

glycerin

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noun glyc·er·in \ˈglis-rən, ˈgli-sə-\

Definition of glycerin for English Language Learners

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


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glycerin

noun glyc·er·in
variants: or

glycerine

\ˈglis-(ə-)rən\play

Medical Definition of glycerin


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