castor oil


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castor oil

n.
A colorless or pale yellowish oil extracted from the seeds of the castor-oil plant, used pharmaceutically as a laxative and skin softener and industrially as a lubricant.

[Possibly from a former use as a substitute for castor in medicine.]

castor oil

n
1. (Biochemistry) a colourless or yellow glutinous oil obtained from the seeds of the castor-oil plant and used as a fine lubricant and as a cathartic
2. (Medicine) a colourless or yellow glutinous oil obtained from the seeds of the castor-oil plant and used as a fine lubricant and as a cathartic

cas′tor oil′


n.
a colorless or pale oil from the castor bean, used as a lubricant and cathartic.
[1740–50; castor (perhaps variant sp. of caster) + oil; perhaps so called because of its purgative effect]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.castor oil - a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor-oil plantcastor oil - a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor-oil plant; used in paint and varnish as well as medically
aperient, cathartic, physic, purgative - a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
ricinoleic acid - an oily fatty acid found in castor oil and used in soap
Translations
زَيْتُ الخَرْوَع
ricinový olej
ricinusolaj
laxerolía
ricina
rīcineļļa
ricínový olej
hint yağı

castor oil

nRizinus(öl) nt

castor oil

nolio di ricino

castor oil

(kaːstərˈoil) , ((American) ˈkastəroil)
an oil from a tropical plant, used in medicine etc.

cas·tor oil

n. aceite de ricino, palmacristi.
References in classic literature ?
The grown-ups didn't mind it; but neither did they mind taking pills and castor oil.
When they cried, I gave them peppermint or castor oil quite coolly.
Holmes declares that he overheard me caution him against the great danger of taking more than two drops of castor oil, while I recommended strychnine in large doses as a sedative.
I made acquaintance, on this journey, with a mild and modest young quaker, who opened the discourse by informing me, in a grave whisper, that his grandfather was the inventor of cold-drawn castor oil.
The final viscosities (cPs) of the pigment mixtures (Table 2), were lower for the bishydroxyethoxypropyl dimethicone compared to castor oil, which indicates that the silicone carbinol fluid is a better pigment-wetting agent than castor oil.
The feedstock employed for the production of bio-based plasticizer include, soybean, palm, castor oil, and starch.
2-28 Table 2--Formulation for Three-Component Polymeric Concrete Component Parts by Weight Add the two liquids below into a clean container Castor oil emulsion 18.
Castor oil sure conjures up some distasteful memories for me.
Also, unlike many other crops for bio-based materials, castor oil plants grow in land unsuitable for other uses such as for food production, and in areas prone to erosion acting as an excellent soil stabiliser.
Castor oil is globally important oil and had been used in the production of over 300 industrial products [1].
Conni gave instructions on how to do the coffee enemas, castor oil enemas and how to drink the castor oil.