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volatile oil

n.
A rapidly evaporating oil, especially an essential oil.

volatile oil

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for essential oil

vol′atile oil`


n.
a distilled oil, esp. one obtained from plant tissue, as distinguished from glyceride oils by their volatility and failure to saponify.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.volatile oil - an oil having the odor or flavor of the plant from which it comes; used in perfume and flavorings
ilang-ilang - oil distilled from flowers of the ilang-ilang tree; used in perfumery
bitter almond oil - pale yellow essential oil obtained from bitter almonds by distillation from almond cake or meal
atar, athar, attar, ottar - essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers
clove oil, oil of cloves - essential oil obtained from cloves and used to flavor medicines
costus oil - a yellow volatile essential oil obtained from costusroot; used in perfumes
eucalyptus oil - an essential oil obtained from the leaves of eucalypts
oil of turpentine, spirit of turpentine, turps, turpentine - volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally
absinthe oil, wormwood oil - a dark bitter oil obtained from wormwood leaves; flavors absinthe liqueurs
linalool - a colorless fragrant liquid found in many essential oils
oil - a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
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