mineral oil(redirected from heavy liquid petrolatum)
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1. Any of various light hydrocarbon oils, especially a distillate of petroleum.
2. A refined distillate of petroleum, used as a laxative.
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
a colorless, oily, almost tasteless oil obtained from petroleum by distillation and used chiefly as a lubricant, in cosmetics, and as a laxative.
A colorless, odorless, tasteless oil distilled from petroleum. It is used as a lubricant and, in medicine, as a laxative.