petroleum jelly

petroleum jelly
noun Date: 1897 a neutral unctuous odorless tasteless substance obtained from petroleum and used especially in ointments and dressings

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  • petroleum jelly — ☆ petroleum jelly n. PETROLATUM …   English World dictionary

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  • petroleum jelly — N UNCOUNT Petroleum jelly is a soft, clear substance obtained from oil or petroleum. It is put on the skin to protect or soften it, or put on surfaces to make them move against each other easily …   English dictionary

  • petroleum jelly — A thick, greasy, substance with no odor or taste made from petroleum. Petroleum jelly is used on the skin to prevent drying and to help heal scrapes and burns. It is also used as a base for some ointments. Also called petrolatum …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • petroleum jelly — SYN: petrolatum. * * * petroleum jelly n PETROLATUM (a){{}}(b) …   Medical dictionary

  • petroleum jelly — noun a semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used in medicinal ointments and for lubrication • Syn: ↑petrolatum, ↑mineral jelly • Hypernyms: ↑jelly, ↑mixture • Hyponyms: ↑Vaseline …   Useful english dictionary

  • petroleum jelly — A whitish jelly like substance obtained from petroleum, used as a lubricant and as a protection against corrosion …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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