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mineral oil

n.
1. Any of various light hydrocarbon oils, especially a distillate of petroleum.
2. A refined distillate of petroleum, used as a laxative.

mineral oil

n
1. (Minerals) Brit any oil of mineral origin, esp petroleum
2. US and Canadian a colourless almost tasteless oily liquid obtained by petroleum distillation and used as a laxative. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): liquid paraffin

min′eral oil`


n.
a colorless, oily, almost tasteless oil obtained from petroleum by distillation and used chiefly as a lubricant, in cosmetics, and as a laxative.
[1795–1805]

mineral oil

A colorless, odorless, tasteless oil distilled from petroleum. It is used as a lubricant and, in medicine, as a laxative.
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Noun1.mineral oil - a distillate of petroleum (especially one used medicinally as a laxative or stool softener)mineral oil - a distillate of petroleum (especially one used medicinally as a laxative or stool softener)
oil - a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
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