Meaning of diethylene glycol

di•eth'yl•ene gly'col

Pronunciation: (dī-eth'u-lēn"), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a syrupy colorless liquid, CHO, used as a solvent for cellulose nitrate and as a fabric softener. Also called
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