volatile oil


Definition of volatile oil

: an oil that vaporizes readily especially : essential oil

Examples of volatile oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The gasoline price shocks that recently rocked the East Coast demonstrate how EVs also protect their owners from volatile oil markets. Energy Innovation: Policy And Technology, Forbes, 15 June 2021 This flammable substance is a blend of burnable resins and volatile oils, which seep into every part of the tree. Tim Macwelch, Popular Science, 26 Dec. 2019 Master's tip: Grating horseradish crushes the cells of the root, releasing the volatile oils (isothiocyanates), which give horseradish its heat. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 10 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of volatile oil

1800, in the meaning defined above

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“Volatile oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volatile%20oil. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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Medical Definition of volatile oil

: an oil that vaporizes readily especially : essential oil — compare fatty oil

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