liquid paraffin

liquid paraffin

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ˌliquid ˈparaffin 7 [liquid paraffin] (BrE) (NAmE ˈmineral oil) noun uncountable
a liquid with no colour and no smell that comes from ↑petroleum and is used in medicines and ↑cosmetics
See also:mineral oil

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