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An additive used to lower the freezing point of a liquid. Compounds that lower the freezing point of water are Sodium chloride, Magnesium chloride, methanol, ethanol, Ethylene glycol and Propylene glycol.

See also Ice melter.

Synonyms and Related Terms

anti-freeze; freeze-thaw agent

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 62
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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