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.
On June 23, 2017, ImprimisRx recalled all unexpired products containing the ungraded PEG 40 castor oil.
Formulated with pure lavender oil, Pure Black Jamaican Castor Oil promises a more calming, soothing scent while improving blood circulation in the scalp and promoting healthy hair growth.
BB Jamaican Black Castor Oil is a powerful oil-infused product for hair and skin.
Progressive connective and ostechondroid tissue formation at the bone/polyurethane interface has been described upon histological evaluation within 15, 30, 45 and 60 days of castor oil polyurethane implantation in murine femur, again with no foreign body reactions (MARTINELI JUNIOR, 2011).
Objective: To develop Kreyl Essences capacity to process and become a wholesale supplier of unrefined bulk castor oil; and to support the research, development and marketing of a line of Kreyl Essence products derived from Haitian Black Castor Oil.
IAPL produces castor oil and castor oil derivatives, while JAOL makes castor oil-based chemicals and specialty chemicals.
PARENTS' CLAIM While in labor at the birthing center, the castor oil, blue cohosh, and black cohosh caused the patient's uterus to contract excessively and contributed to fetal death.