Carron oil
Carron oil Car"ron oil (k[a^]r"r[u^]n oil). A lotion of linseed oil and lime water, used as an application to burns and scalds; -- first used at the Carron iron works in Scotland. [1913 Webster]

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  • carron oil — /kar euhn/, Pharm. a liniment containing limewater and linseed oil, used in medicine chiefly for burns. Also called lime liniment. [1880 85; named after Carron, Scotland, where it was used for treatment of ironworks laborers] * * * …   Universalium

  • carron oil — /ˈkærən ɔɪl/ (say karuhn oyl) noun a liniment compound of equal parts of linseed oil and lime water, formerly used for burns. {from Carron, a town in Scotland, where it was much used by ironworkers} …   Australian English dictionary

  • carron oil — car·ron oil kar ən n a lotion of equal parts of linseed oil and limewater formerly applied to burns and scalds called also lime liniment …   Medical dictionary

  • Carron oil — ointment made from a mixture of linseed oil and lime water, lotion used to treat burns …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carron oil —   n. lotion, composed of limewater and linseed oil, formerly used for burns …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • carron oil — noun an ointment formerly used to treat burns • Hypernyms: ↑ointment, ↑unction, ↑unguent, ↑balm, ↑salve …   Useful english dictionary

  • car|ron oil — «KAR uhn», a liniment composed of equal parts of linseed oil and lime water, used for burns. ╂[< Carron Ironworks, at Stirlingshire, Scotland, where it was much used to treat burns] …   Useful english dictionary

  • lime liniment — noun Etymology: lime (I) : carron oil * * * Pharm. See carron oil. [1875 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • lime liniment — Pharm. See carron oil. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • lime liniment — n CARRON OIL …   Medical dictionary

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