camphor oil

camphor oil
noun
oil distilled from camphor resin
Hypernyms: ↑oil

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noun
: an essential oil obtained by distilling the wood and other parts of the camphor tree; especially : that portion of the oil left after removing part or all of the camphor usually separated into safrole and various fractions of oils often distinguished by color (as white or red) or volatility (as light or heavy) and used as a solvent, flavoring agent, and technical perfume (as in soap)

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a colorless liquid obtained from the wood of the camphor tree by distillation and separation from the solid camphor, used in varnish, soaps, and shoe polish, and in medicine chiefly as a rubefacient.
[1830-40]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Camphor oil — Camphor Cam phor (k[a^]m f[ e]r), n. [OE. camfere, F. camphre (cf. It. canfora, Sp. camfora, alcanfor, LL. canfora, camphora, NGr. kafoyra ), fr. Ar. k[=a]f[=u]r, prob. fr. Skr. karp[=u]ra.] 1. A tough, white, aromatic resin, or gum, obtained… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • camphor oil — n an essential oil obtained by distilling the wood and other parts of the camphor tree …   Medical dictionary

  • camphor oil — kamparo aliejus statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Aliejinis kamparo tirpalas. atitikmenys: angl. camphor oil rus. камфорное масло …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • camphor oil — a colorless liquid obtained from the wood of the camphor tree by distillation and separation from the solid camphor, used in varnish, soaps, and shoe polish, and in medicine chiefly as a rubefacient. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • camphor oil — strong smelling substance extracted from the camphor tree or manufactured synthetically …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Camphor — Cam phor (k[a^]m f[ e]r), n. [OE. camfere, F. camphre (cf. It. canfora, Sp. camfora, alcanfor, LL. canfora, camphora, NGr. kafoyra ), fr. Ar. k[=a]f[=u]r, prob. fr. Skr. karp[=u]ra.] 1. A tough, white, aromatic resin, or gum, obtained from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • camphor of Borneo — Camphor Cam phor (k[a^]m f[ e]r), n. [OE. camfere, F. camphre (cf. It. canfora, Sp. camfora, alcanfor, LL. canfora, camphora, NGr. kafoyra ), fr. Ar. k[=a]f[=u]r, prob. fr. Skr. karp[=u]ra.] 1. A tough, white, aromatic resin, or gum, obtained… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Camphor tree — Camphor Cam phor (k[a^]m f[ e]r), n. [OE. camfere, F. camphre (cf. It. canfora, Sp. camfora, alcanfor, LL. canfora, camphora, NGr. kafoyra ), fr. Ar. k[=a]f[=u]r, prob. fr. Skr. karp[=u]ra.] 1. A tough, white, aromatic resin, or gum, obtained… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Camphor — For other uses, see Camphor (disambiguation). Camphor[1][2] …   Wikipedia

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