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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.
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