baby oil

noun

: a usually fragrant mineral oil that is used especially to moisturize and cleanse the skin
also : any of various oils used similarly

Examples of baby oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To minimize the amount of time spent on the task, a seemingly-endless list of bathroom cleaning hacks are out there, using everything from vodka to baby oil to keep the grime at bay. Amanda Lauren, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Mar. 2024 The tattoos apply easily and wash off with baby oil. Chaunie Brusie, Rn, Parents, 21 Aug. 2023 There was no sun protection, but there was baby oil and sunburn; oh, so much sunburn. Kristin Auble, Vogue, 21 Aug. 2023 The Baby Oil has a nostalgic, powdery baby oil scent that’s not as greasy or slippery as traditional baby oil, and melts into the skin without a trace. elle.com, 16 May 2023 Rub a dab of unscented baby oil or coconut oil onto the shoe uppers to prolong their lifespan. Taryn Mohrman, Good Housekeeping, 20 Apr. 2023 Add one teaspoon of your favorite essential oil (any scent will work) to a small glass container and fill the rest with baby oil. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Mar. 2023 Next, apply a dime-size amount of baby oil onto the microfiber cloth and then rub it into the stainless steel appliance. Angela Belt, House Beautiful, 20 Mar. 2023 Soften the Ear Wax Using mineral oil, baby oil, or glycerin can help soften and break up ear wax buildup. Madeleine Burry, Health, 3 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baby oil was in 1950

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“Baby oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baby%20oil. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

baby oil

noun
: a usually pleasant-smelling oil used especially to add moisture to and clean the skin

Medical Definition

baby oil

noun
: a usually fragrant mineral oil that is used especially to moisturize and cleanse the skin
also : any of various oils used similarly
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