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. As for me, I could manage to get along quite well without beer.
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. I mention the circumstance here, thinking it probable that this is the first occasion on which the valuable medicine in question was ever used as a conversational aperient.
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I just had raw castor oil with me and I used to only use that," PM Modi said.
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The densities of biodiesel produced from castor oil under 0.5%,1%,1.5% concentration of lye was 0.95, 0.95mg/g, 0.92mg/g for NaOH and 0.95mg/g, 0.81mg/g, 0.92mg/g for KOH.
Dry your foot and then massage it gently with Castor oil and cover the foot with a sock.