Cosmoline
Cosmoline Cos"mo*line (k?z"m?-l?n), n. [Prob. fr. cosmetic + L. oleum oil.] (Chem.) A substance obtained from the residues of the distillation of petroleum, essentially the same as vaseline, but of somewhat stiffer consistency, and consisting of a mixture of the higher paraffines; a kind of petroleum jelly. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cosmoline — is the genericized trademark for a generic class of rust preventatives, typically conforming to MIL C 11796C Class 3, that are a brown colored wax like mass; have a slight fluorescence; and have a petroleum like odor and taste (as detected when… …   Wikipedia

  • Cosmoline — ☆ Cosmoline [käz′mə lēn΄ ] 〚 COSM(ETIC) + OL2 + INE3〛 trademark for petrolatum of a heavy grade, used esp. as a protective coating for firearms, metals, etc. n. [c ] this substance vt …   Universalium

  • Cosmoline — ☆ Cosmoline [käz′mə lēn΄ ] [ COSM(ETIC) + OL2 + INE3] trademark for petrolatum of a heavy grade, used esp. as a protective coating for firearms, metals, etc. n. [c ] this substance vt. cosmolined, cosmolining [c ] to coat with this substance …   English World dictionary

  • cosmoline — ˈkäzməˌlēn, lə̇n transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) : to smear with Cosmoline grease (as for storage) Tokyo fell and the guns were cosmolined John Scarne …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cosmoline — trademark used for corrosion preventing petroleum jelly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cosmoline — cos·mo·line …   English syllables

  • Cosmoline — trademark used for petrolatum …   Useful english dictionary

  • cos|mo|line — «KOZ muh leen», noun. Trademark. a heavy grade of petrolatum, used to prevent rust, especially on new or stored firearms. cos|mo|line «KOZ muh leen», transitive verb, lined, lin|ing. to preserve with Cosmoline. ╂[< Cosmoline] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cos|mo|line — «KOZ muh leen», noun. Trademark. a heavy grade of petrolatum, used to prevent rust, especially on new or stored firearms. cos|mo|line «KOZ muh leen», transitive verb, lined, lin|ing. to preserve with Cosmoline. ╂[< Cosmoline] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Petrolatum — Pet ro*la tum, n. (Chem. & Pharm.) A semisolid unctuous substance, neutral, and without taste or odor, derived from petroleum by distilling off the lighter portions and purifying the residue. It is a yellowish, fatlike mass, transparent in thin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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