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A yellow, waxy oil obtained from the head of the sperm whale and formerly used as an industrial lubricant.
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(Elements & Compounds) an oil obtained from the head of the sperm whale, used as a lubricant
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a thin, yellow, water-insoluble liquid obtained from the sperm whale, used as a lubricant.
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