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petroleum jelly

noun

Simple Definition of petroleum jelly

  • : an oily substance that is made from petroleum, has no taste or odor, and is used especially in products that are rubbed on the skin to help heal a wound, reduce pain, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of petroleum jelly

  1. :  a neutral unctuous odorless tasteless substance obtained from petroleum and used especially in ointments and dressings

1883

First Known Use of petroleum jelly

1883


Medical Dictionary

petroleum jelly

noun

Medical Definition of petroleum jelly

  1. :  petrolatum a, b




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