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GLYCERINE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does glycerine mean? 

GLYCERINE (noun)
  The noun GLYCERINE has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: GLYCERINE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GLYCERINE (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

glycerin; glycerine; glycerol

Hypernyms ("glycerine" is a kind of...):

alcohol (any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation)


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