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  • n. Any ester containing three stearate groups

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Tristearin.


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  • A number of factories are situated on the very bank of the river, close enough to scoop or suck raw materials directly from the holds of ships, and are at work producing some of the less celebrated ingredients behind the smooth functioning of our utilitarian civilisation: the polyols added to toothpaste to help it retain its moisture, the citric acid used to stabilise laundry detergent, the isoglucose to sweeten cereal, the glyceryl tristearate to make soap and the xanthan gum to ensure the viscosity of gravy.

    ‘The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work’


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