Glycol Gly"col, n. [Glycerin + -ol. See {Glycerin}.] (Chem.) (a) A thick, colorless liquid, {C2H4(OH)2}, of a sweetish taste, produced artificially from certain ethylene compounds. It is a diacid alcohol, intermediate between ordinary ethyl alcohol and glycerin. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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