petroleum jelly


Definition of petroleum jelly

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

Examples of petroleum jelly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the public has a couple of concerns about petroleum jelly. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021 Wong recommends using good old-fashioned petroleum jelly. Stephanie Watson, SELF, 26 Apr. 2022 Finish with a thin layer of Vaseline petroleum jelly. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, 28 Jan. 2022 After all, isn't this just petroleum jelly with a few extras mixed in? Chloe Irving,, 29 Oct. 2021 Applying pre-activity petroleum jelly to susceptible areas is one of the best forms of prevention. Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2021 Then, rub petroleum jelly on the edges of the cutouts to seal in moisture; this will help your masterpiece stay intact and keep rot at bay a little longer. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 11 Aug. 2021 Avoid using home remedies, too, like petroleum jelly, nail polish, isopropyl alcohol or a hot match. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 June 2021 Do not twist or jerk the tick or use home remedies such as petroleum jelly, heat or waiting for the tick to fall off. Arkansas Online, 22 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of petroleum jelly

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of petroleum jelly was in 1883

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Last Updated

10 May 2022

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“Petroleum jelly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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