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petroleum jelly

A colorless-to-amber semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum and used in lubricants and medicinal ointments. Also called petrolatum.
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petroleum jelly

(Chemistry) another name for petrolatum
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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.petroleum jelly - a semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleumpetroleum 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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petroleum jelly

Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(ˈpetrəl) noun
(American gas or gasoline) a liquid got from petroleum, used as fuel for motor cars etc. I'll stop at the next garage and buy more petrol; (also adjective) a petrol engine.
petroleum (pəˈtrəuliəm) noun
oil in its raw, unrefined form, which is found in natural wells below the earth's surface and from which petrol, paraffin etc are obtained.
petroleum jelly
a soft substance got from petroleum, used eg in ointments.
petrol pump (American gasoline pump)
an apparatus at a petrol station which pumps petrol into cars etc, and which measures the amount of petrol it pumps.
petrol station (especially American filling stationor informally gas station)
a garage where petrol is sold.
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22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Using a rich moisturizer, even an inexpensive one like petroleum jelly, is one part of keeping eczema under control.
Wearing wraparound sunglasses can reduce the amount of pollen reaching your eyes, plus a small amount of petroleum jelly around your nose can help reduce the amount of pollen you breathe in.
The robbers in South B smeared the CCTV camera with petroleum jelly which blurred footage, police said.
The unsung hero of the make-up table is petroleum jelly. It has many uses-from aiding dry, cracked lips to soothing skin scrapes and burns.
However, I completely disagree with using petroleum jelly. Has the author read the ingredient list?
Don't try remedies such as burning it off or covering it in alcohol or petroleum jelly. The bite mark will take a few weeks to disappear on its own if it does not get infected.
Bowser: "On paper, Lil Yachty and Donny Osmond go together like peanut butter and petroleum jelly. But somehow this works--probably due to Donny's voice still sounding pretty freaking good.
Use petroleum jelly to help keep the wound moist for faster healing.
Michael Painter spreads petroleum jelly all along the top of his boundary walls and has not seen a cat in ages.
Apply a thick emollient like petroleum jelly over the affected area.
Dabur International has announced that it will launch two new Dabur Herbolene petroleum jelly variants to effectively address skin care concerns of its product users.

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