mineral oil

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mineral oil

n.
1. Any of various light hydrocarbon oils, especially a distillate of petroleum.
2. A refined distillate of petroleum, used as a laxative.

mineral oil

n
1. (Minerals) Brit any oil of mineral origin, esp petroleum
2. US and Canadian a colourless almost tasteless oily liquid obtained by petroleum distillation and used as a laxative. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): liquid paraffin

min′eral oil`


n.
a colorless, oily, almost tasteless oil obtained from petroleum by distillation and used chiefly as a lubricant, in cosmetics, and as a laxative.
[1795–1805]

mineral oil

A colorless, odorless, tasteless oil distilled from petroleum. It is used as a lubricant and, in medicine, as a laxative.
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Noun1.mineral oil - a distillate of petroleum (especially one used medicinally as a laxative or stool softener)mineral oil - a distillate of petroleum (especially one used medicinally as a laxative or stool softener)
oil - a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
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I occasionally recommend mineral oil and various mineral-oil preparations, such as Kondremul [R], as maintenance preparations.
Kondremul is essentially the same as mineral oil, but tastes better, but is more expensive.
Gastrointestinal products to leave the portfolio are Bacid, Fiberall, Kondremul and Acutrim (a diet product).