Definition of carbowax in English:

carbowax

noun

  • A trademark for: any of a series of liquids or solids consisting of polyethylene glycols or their ether derivatives, used as dispersing agents, surfactants, water absorbents, etc.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in The Official Gazette. From carbo- + wax.

Pronunciation

carbowax

/ˈkɑːbə(ʊ)waks/