Definition of menthol
1 : a crystalline alcohol C10H20O that occurs especially in mint oils and has the odor and cooling properties of peppermint
2 menthols plural : mentholated cigarettes
Recent Examples of menthol from the Web
The tingling sensation and menthol aroma is a nice wake-up bonus for those who shampoo in the early morning hours.
These slender mouth sticks are usually made of birch wood that’s been infused with tea tree oil, menthol, and cowboy-level dispassion.
The measure would also prohibit sales of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products.
Seven out of 10 African-American youth smokers smoke menthol cigarettes, according to Myers’ statement.
Info: 2014 Merlot, Sonoma County, California, $15 Taste: Dried black cherry and menthol flavors hit here along with a bit of spice.
A new jet lag treatment comes in 40- or 60-minute sessions, comprised of a reviving foot soak in volcanic menthol mineral salts, a dry body brushing to stimulate the senses and an energy-boosting massage on the achy spot of your choice.
According to Gillette, the foamy menthol shave cream is still in production.
The measures targeted by the chamber included restrictions on smoking in public spaces, bans on menthol and slim cigarettes, curbs on tobacco advertising, excise-tax increases and graphic warning labels.
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Origin and Etymology of menthol
German, ultimately from Latin mentha mint
First Known Use: 1862See Words from the same year
MENTHOL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of menthol for English Language Learners
: an oil made from mint that has a strong smell and that is used in candies, cigarettes, and especially medicines for sore throats
MENTHOL Defined for Kids
Definition of menthol for Students
: a white crystalline soothing substance from oils of mint
Medical Definition of menthol
: a crystalline alcohol C10H20O that occurs especially in mint oils, has the odor and cooling properties of peppermint, and is used in flavoring and in medicine (as locally to relieve pain, itching, and nasal congestion)
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