Definition of glycerine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

glycerine

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡlɪsəriːn//
 
, BrE//ˈɡlɪsərɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɪsərən//
 
(especially British English)(usually US English glycerin
BrE BrE//ˈɡlɪsərɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɪsərən//
 
)
[uncountable]
 
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a thick sweet clear liquid made from fats and oils and used in medicines, beauty products and explosives Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from French glycerin, from Greek glukeros ‘sweet’.