propylene glycol

noun

: a sweet hygroscopic viscous liquid C3H8O2 made especially from propylene and used especially as an antifreeze and solvent, in brake fluids, and as a food preservative

Examples of propylene glycol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even though propylene glycol is safe for most people, some people are highly allergic to it. John Swierk, The Conversation, 22 Mar. 2024 An allergic reaction to propylene glycol can cause a skin rash, itching and blistering. John Swierk, CBS News, 23 Mar. 2024 This product contains 100% pure tea oil and is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, or mineral oil. Sherri Gordon, Verywell Health, 16 Feb. 2024 Look for an organic hemp extract that is third-party tested and contains no additives or fillers like propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol, and other synthetic chemicals. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 July 2022 See all Example Sentences for propylene glycol 

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of propylene glycol was in 1870

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“Propylene glycol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propylene%20glycol. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

propylene glycol

noun
: a sweet hygroscopic viscous liquid C3H8O2 made especially from propylene and used especially as an antifreeze and solvent, in brake fluids, and as a food preservative

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