mineral oil

noun
|Updated on: 21 Jun 2018

Definition of mineral oil

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

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1771

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mineral oil

noun

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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