wool grease

wool grease
noun
a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics
Syn: ↑lanolin, ↑wool fat
Hypernyms: ↑animal oil
Substance Holonyms: ↑ointment, ↑unction, ↑unguent, ↑balm, ↑salve

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noun
: a fatty slightly sticky water-insoluble wax that coats the surface of the fibers of sheep's wool, consists chiefly of esters of higher alcohols (as cholesterol and lanosterol) with various fatty acids, is extracted with organic solvents or by scouring with soap or detergents, and is used especially in the dressing of leather and furs, in lubricating greases, slushing compounds, and printing inks, and as a source of lanolin — called also degras, wool fat, wool wax

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wool grease,
= wool fat. (Cf.wool fat)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • wool grease — n a fatty slightly sticky wax coating the surface of the fibers of sheep s wool that is used as a source of lanolin compare WOOL FAT …   Medical dictionary

  • wool grease — noun Date: 1875 a fatty slightly sticky wax coating the surface of the fibers of sheep s wool compare wool fat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wool grease — noun Lanolin. Syn: wool fat, wool wax …   Wiktionary

  • wool fat — n. 1. the natural grease found in sheep s wool, yielding lanolin: also wool grease 2. LANOLIN …   English World dictionary

  • wool fat — wu̇l n wool grease esp. after refining: LANOLIN * * * lanolin …   Medical dictionary

  • wool fat — noun a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics • Syn: ↑lanolin, ↑wool grease • Hypernyms: ↑animal oil • Substance Holonyms: ↑ointment, ↑unction, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wool — woollike, adj. /wool/, n. 1. the fine, soft, curly hair that forms the fleece of sheep and certain other animals, characterized by minute, overlapping surface scales that give it its felting property. 2. fabrics and garments of such wool. 3. yarn …   Universalium

  • wool oil — noun any oil used to oil wool before spinning • Hypernyms: ↑animal oil * * * noun 1. : any oil used for oiling wool before spinning 2. a. : an oily substance in wool fiber that makes the fiber soft and pliable b. : an oil obtained (as …   Useful english dictionary

  • wool wax — noun : wool grease * * * wool wax, = wool fat. (Cf. ↑wool fat) …   Useful english dictionary

  • wool fat — noun Lanolin. Syn: wool wax, wool grease …   Wiktionary

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