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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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

Usage examples (35)
  • The third lot was well soaked in a few drops of glycerine, which is well known to dissolve pepsin.
  • Be sure you get pure liquid glycerine, which is safe to eat, not something pre-formulated for cosmetic use!
  • What is called glycerine soap, and much of what is sold as peculiarly desirable, is utterly unsuitable for an infant's skin.
  • The next stage in the work of Pasteur was the discovery that certain substances, such as glycerine, are products of fermentation. for more
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