George, Kathleen F. Union Carbide Chemicals and Plastics Company, Inc., South Charleston, West Virginia.
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A chemical substance that, when added to a liquid such as water, reduces the freezing point of the mixture. Antifreezes are used in a wide variety of applications, the most common being automotive cooling systems. Antifreeze liquids are also used in refrigeration systems (as a secondary coolant), heating and air-conditioning systems, ice skating rinks, and solar energy units, and as deicing agents for runways and aircraft. See also: Engine cooling; Refrigeration
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