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1. n. []

A series of alcohols with general formula C2nH4n+2On+1. The simplest member is ethylene glycol C2H6O2, widely used as antifreeze. Glycols may be used in drilling fluids as gas hydrate inhibitors.

Synonyms: cloud point glycol

See: cloud pointdefoamerdrilling fluidgas hydrategilsoniteinhibitorlubricantpolyolthermally activated mud emulsion