volatile oil
noun Date: 1800 an oil that vaporizes readily; especially essential oil

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  • volatile oil — n an oil that vaporizes readily esp ESSENTIAL OIL compare FATTY OIL * * * an oil that evaporates readily; such oils are usually found in aromatic plants, to which they give odor and other characteristics. Most consist of a mixture of two or more… …   Medical dictionary

  • volatile oil — n. ESSENTIAL OIL …   English World dictionary

  • volatile oil — eterinis aliejus statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Augalinis kvapus angliavandenilių, alkoholių, aldehidų, ketonų, esterių, eterių ir kt. mišinys. atitikmenys: angl. essential oil; volatile oil rus. эфирное масло …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • volatile oil — oil that is likely to explode or change …   English contemporary dictionary

  • volatile oil — noun an oil having the odor or flavor of the plant from which it comes; used in perfume and flavorings • Syn: ↑essential oil • Hypernyms: ↑oil • Hyponyms: ↑ilang ilang, ↑bitter almond oil, ↑attar, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • volatile oil — vol′atile oil n. chem. a distilled oil, esp. one obtained from plant tissue, as distinguished from glyceride oils by their volatility and failure to saponify • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • volatile oil — /vɒlətaɪl ˈɔɪl/ (say voluhtuyl oyl) noun a distilled oil, especially an essential oil distilled from plant tissue. Such oils are distinguished from glyceride oils by their volatility and failure to saponify …   Australian English dictionary

  • volatile oil — a distilled oil, esp. one obtained from plant tissue, as distinguished from glyceride oils by their volatility and failure to saponify. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • volatile oil — noun another term for essential oil …   English new terms dictionary

  • volatile oil of mustard — a volatile oil distilled from the seeds of black mustard (Brassica nigra); it consists predominantly of allyl isothiocyanate and is used as a strong counterirritant and rubefacient …   Medical dictionary

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