Polyethylene-glycol meaning

(chemistry) Any of a series of water-soluble polymers, of general formula [CH2-CH2-O]n, used in detergents and as emulsifiers and plasticizers.
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Any of a family of colorless liquids and waxes that are condensation polymers of ethylene glycol, have high molecular weight, are soluble in water and in many organic solvents, and are used in detergents, in cosmetics, and as emulsifiers, lubricants, and plasticizers.
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Any of a family of high molecular weight liquids and waxes that are condensation polymers of ethylene glycol, are soluble in water and in many organic solvents, and are used in detergents, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals and as emulsifiers, lubricants, and plasticizers.
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Any of a family of polymers that are either colorless liquids or waxy solids and are soluble in water. They are present in many organic solvents. Polyethylene glycols are used in detergents, cosmetics, and as emulsifiers and plasticizers.
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