mineral jelly


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mineral jelly

n
(Chemistry) another name for petrolatum
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Noun1.mineral jelly - a semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleummineral jelly - a semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used in medicinal ointments and for lubrication
cordite - explosive powder (nitroglycerin and guncotton and petrolatum) dissolved in acetone and dried and extruded in brown cords
petrolatum gauze - gauze saturated with petrolatum
Vaseline - a trademarked brand of petroleum jelly
mixture - (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
jelly - any substance having the consistency of jelly or gelatin
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Over the years the chemical composition of Cordite (58 percent nitroglycerine; 37 percent nitrocellulose; 5 percent mineral jelly) was only changed slightly, and its physical appearance very little.
In the morning, when the rifles are examined in daylight, they are found to be chock-full of mineral jelly, just as they'd come from the factory.