oleoresin

noun

oleo·​res·​in ˌō-lē-ō-ˈre-zᵊn How to pronounce oleoresin (audio)
1
: a natural plant product (such as copaiba) containing chiefly essential oil and resin
especially : turpentine sense 1b
2
: a preparation consisting essentially of oil holding resin in solution
oleoresinous adjective

Examples of oleoresin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The active ingredient is capsicum oleoresin, which is derived from chili peppers. Cameron Evans, Outdoor Life, 6 July 2023 Both bear mace and pepper spray contain the same active ingredient, oleoresin capsicum (OC), but at different volumes. Meg Carney, Field & Stream, 11 Apr. 2023 The board first voted in early 2019 to ban probation officers from deploying pepper spray, also known as oleoresin capsicum or OC spray. James Queally, Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2023 The board first voted in early 2019 to ban all juvenile detention facilities from deploying pepper spray, also known as oleoresin capsicum or OC spray. Rebecca Ellisstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 20 Dec. 2022 The second was oleoresin capsicum, or pepper spray. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Apr. 2022 The sheriff's department said deputies first tried to control the situation by using verbal commands before used liquid oleoresin capsicum, which is an irritant. Phil Helsel, NBC News, 16 July 2021 Oudh is an oleoresin, born out of a fungal attack upon the heartwood of a perfectly ordinary slim-limbed tree, native to South and Southeast Asia, known as Aquilaria malaccensis. New York Times, 10 May 2021 Into the future again, modern pepper spray (also known as oleoresin of capsicum or OC spray) came into common use in the U.S. in the 1980s. Tim MacWelch, Outdoor Life, 4 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use

circa 1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of oleoresin was circa 1846

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“Oleoresin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oleoresin. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

oleoresin

noun
oleo·​res·​in ˌō-lē-ō-ˈrez-ᵊn How to pronounce oleoresin (audio)
1
: a natural plant product (as copaiba or turpentine) containing chiefly essential oil and resin
2
: a preparation consisting essentially of oil holding resin in solution
oleoresinous adjective

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