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Glycerine meaning

glycerine - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.

glycerine - examples of usage

  1. It contained a few lumps of sugar, over which a mixture of whiskey and glycerine had been poured. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. It is a singularly erratic compound of nitro- glycerine, which requires to be fired by a powerful detonator, and, if merely ignited, burns harmlessly. - "The Greater Power", Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton.
  3. We have met with several instances in which a tablespoonful of carbolized glycerine, in equal parts, has been swallowed without any ill effect, either caustic or toxic, whereas the same dose dissolved in water would have been fatal. - "The Mechanism of Life", Stéphane Leduc.
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