glycerin

noun glyc·er·in \ ˈglis-rən , ˈgli-sə- \
variants: or glycerine
|Updated on: 1 Aug 2018

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Origin and Etymology of glycerin

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


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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 play \ˈglis-(ə-)rən\

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