petroleum jelly

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petroleum jelly

A colorless-to-amber semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum and used in lubricants and medicinal ointments. Also called petrolatum.

petroleum jelly

(Chemistry) another name for petrolatum


(ˌpɛ trəˈleɪ təm, -ˈlɑ-)

a gelatinous mass obtained from petroleum, used as a lubricant, rust preventive, protective dressing, and ointment base.
[1885–90; < New Latin; see petroleum, -ate2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.petroleum jelly - a semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleumpetroleum jelly - a semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used in medicinal ointments and for lubrication
cordite - explosive powder (nitroglycerin and guncotton and petrolatum) dissolved in acetone and dried and extruded in brown cords
petrolatum gauze - gauze saturated with petrolatum
Vaseline - a trademarked brand of petroleum jelly
mixture - (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
jelly - any substance having the consistency of jelly or gelatin

petroleum jelly



(ˈpetrəl) noun
(American gas or gasoline) a liquid got from petroleum, used as fuel for motor cars etc. I'll stop at the next garage and buy more petrol; (also adjective) a petrol engine.
petroleum (pəˈtrəuliəm) noun
oil in its raw, unrefined form, which is found in natural wells below the earth's surface and from which petrol, paraffin etc are obtained.
petroleum jelly
a soft substance got from petroleum, used eg in ointments.
petrol pump (American gasoline pump)
an apparatus at a petrol station which pumps petrol into cars etc, and which measures the amount of petrol it pumps.
petrol station (especially American filling stationor informally gas station)
a garage where petrol is sold.
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