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ˈglɪs ər ɪn; -ər ɪn, -əˌringlyc·erin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glycerol, glycerin, glycerinenoun

    a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils


  1. glycerinnoun

    (glycerol) a chemical used in bubble-making and cooking.

  2. Etymology: From glycérine, from γλυκερός.


  1. glycerin

    Glycerol (), also called glycerine in British English and glycerin in American English, is a simple triol compound. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. The glycerol backbone is found in lipids known as glycerides. Because it has antimicrobial and antiviral properties, it is widely used in wound and burn treatments approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Conversely, it is also used as a bacterial culture medium. It can be used as an effective marker to measure liver disease. It is also widely used as a sweetener in the food industry and as a humectant in pharmaceutical formulations. Because of its three hydroxyl groups, glycerol is miscible with water and is hygroscopic in nature.


  1. glycerin

    Glycerin, also known as glycerol, is a simple polyol compound, a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. It is widely used in the food industry as a sweetener and humectant, and in pharmaceutical formulations. It has a three-carbon structure which forms the backbone of triglycerides, the main type of fat found in the body. Additionally, glycerin is used in various industrial and consumer applications including cosmetics and personal care products, due to its moisturizing properties.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glycerinnoun

    alt. of Glycerine

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glycerin in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glycerin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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