how to pronounce glycerol


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glycerol is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of glycerol


  1. A syrupy sweet liquid obtained as a by-product in the manufacture of soap from animal or vegetable oils and fats; it is used as an antifreeze, a plasticizer, and a food sweetener and in the manufacture of dynamite, cosmetics etc.
  2. 1,2,3-trihydroxy-propane or propan-1,2,3-triol; a trihydric alcohol.

glycerol frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word glycerol occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics glycerol can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that glycerol can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

words with pronunciation similar to glycerol


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