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.
Any one of the large class of diacid alcohols, of which glycol proper is the type.<-- diol -->
(Glycerin alcohol, ethylene glycol, ethylene alcohol: CH2OHCH2OH) Colourless, sweet alcohol, used as an antifreeze and a solvent. Poisonous, much more than ethanol.