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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glycerol, glycerin, glycerinenoun

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


  1. glycerinenoun

    The common name for glycerol.


  1. glycerine

    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. glycerine

    Glycerine, also known as glycerol, is a simple polyol compound, a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. It is commonly used in the food industry as a sweetener and moisturizer, in pharmaceutical formulations, and in various industrial applications such as the production of soaps, cosmetics, and other household products. It is a byproduct of biodiesel production and soap manufacturing, but can also be derived from plant and animal sources.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glycerinenoun

    an oily, viscous liquid, C3H5(OH)3, colorless and odorless, and with a hot, sweetish taste, existing in the natural fats and oils as the base, combined with various acids, as oleic, margaric, stearic, and palmitic. It is a triatomic alcohol, and hence is also called glycerol. See Note under Gelatin

  2. Etymology: [F. glycrine, fr. Gr. glykero`s, glyky`s, sweet. Cf. Glucose, Licorice.]


  1. Glycerine

    "Glycerine" is the fourth single from British grunge/alternative rock band Bush from their debut album Sixteen Stone. The song is notable for featuring the cello.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glycerine

    glis′ėr-in, n. a colourless, viscid, neutral, inodorous fluid, of a sweet taste, soluble in water and alcohol. [Fr.,—Gr. glykerosglykys, sweet.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glycerine in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glycerine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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