HyperDic: petrolatum

English > 1 sense of the word petrolatum:
NOUNsubstancepetrolatum, petroleum jelly, mineral jellya semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum
English > petrolatum: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used in medicinal ointments / ointments and for lubrication.
Synonymspetroleum jelly, mineral jelly
NarrowerVaselineA trademarked brand of petroleum jelly
BroaderjellyAny substance having the consistency of jelly or gelatin
mixture(chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
Substance ofcorditeexplosive powder (nitroglycerin and guncotton and petrolatum) dissolved in acetone and dried and extruded in brown cords
petrolatum gauzegauze saturated with petrolatum
Spanishjalea de petróleo, petrolato, vaselina
Catalanpetrolàtum, vaselina

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