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 (pĕt′rə-lā′təm, -lä′təm)
[From petrol.]
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(Elements & Compounds) a translucent gelatinous substance obtained from petroleum; used as a lubricant and in medicine as an ointment base and protective dressing. Also called: mineral jelly or petroleum jelly
[C19: from petrol + Latin -atum -ate1]
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(ˌpɛ trəˈleɪ təm, -ˈlɑ-)

a gelatinous mass obtained from petroleum, used as a lubricant, rust preventive, protective dressing, and ointment base.
[1885–90; < New Latin; see petroleum, -ate2]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.petrolatum - a semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleumpetrolatum - 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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n vaselina, petrolato
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The company says the products are made with natural ingredients, formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS, petrolatum, talc, synthetic fragrances or silicones, and are dermatologist-tested.
Researchers used the North American Contact Dermatitis Group 65-allergen series, which includes decyl glucoside (5% in petrolatum).
No damage was noticed on the Denso Petrolatum Tape inner wrap, which was still found to be saturated with the petrolatum compound.
Formulated with organic lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus and tea tree oils, it is menthol free and petrolatum free.
The DOF's proposal is to raise during the first year to P10 a liter the levy on regular gasoline and other products that are presently imposed positive excise tax rates, such as aviation turbo jet fuel, lubricating greases and oils, leaded and unleaded premium gasoline, naphtha as well as petrolatum and waxes.
In this paper, we introduce low-grade petrolatum, used in cosmetics, as a solvent to swell UHMWPE.
The long-term agreement covers all sales of Hansen & Rosenthal petrolatum products in the U.S.