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mineral oil

noun

Definition of MINERAL OIL

:  an oil of mineral origin; especially :  a refined petroleum oil used especially as a laxative

First Known Use of MINERAL OIL

1771

mineral oil

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MINERAL OIL

1
:  a liquid product of mineral origin that has the viscosity of an oil
2
:  a transparent oily liquid obtained usually by distilling petroleum and used chiefly in medicine for treating constipation and especially formerly as a demulcent and solvent for nose and throat medication—called also liquid petrolatum, white mineral oil

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