What does Vaseline mean?

Definitions for Vaseline
ˈvæs əˌlin, ˌvæs əˈlinVase·line

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vaseline(noun)

    a trademarked brand of petroleum jelly

Wiktionary

  1. Vaseline(ProperNoun)

    A trademark brand of petroleum jelly or vaseline.

    Etymology: Coined by Robert A. Chesebrough around 1870, reputedly from the German "Wasser" (water) plus the Greek "elaion" (oil).

  2. vaseline(Noun)

    Petroleum jelly (now sold by Unilever) under the trade name Vaseline.

    "Hearts of putty, hearts of vaseline" (Aldous Huxley, Brief Candles, 1930)

    Etymology: Coined by Robert A. Chesebrough around 1870, reputedly from the German "Wasser" (water) plus the Greek "elaion" (oil).

  3. vaseline(Noun)

    Any petroleum jelly or similar lubricant.

    "A Russian vaseline has been lately added to the many kinds of vaseline found in ..." (Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry, 1882)

    Etymology: Coined by Robert A. Chesebrough around 1870, reputedly from the German "Wasser" (water) plus the Greek "elaion" (oil).

  4. vaseline(Noun)

    A greenish-yellow coloured glass, or the colouring used in the manufacture of this glass.

    Etymology: Coined by Robert A. Chesebrough around 1870, reputedly from the German "Wasser" (water) plus the Greek "elaion" (oil).

  5. vaseline(Verb)

    To lubricate with vaseline.

    "Even at this late date, vaselining will preserve the best of these leathers."

    Etymology: Coined by Robert A. Chesebrough around 1870, reputedly from the German "Wasser" (water) plus the Greek "elaion" (oil).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vaseline(noun)

    a yellowish translucent substance, almost odorless and tasteless, obtained as a residue in the purification of crude petroleum, and consisting essentially of a mixture of several of the higher members of the paraffin series. It is used as an unguent, and for various purposes in the arts. See the Note under Petrolatum

    Etymology: [Said by the manufacturer to be derived from G. wasser water + Gr. 'e`laion olive oil.]

Freebase

  1. Vaseline

    Vaseline is a brand of petroleum jelly based products owned by Anglo-Dutch company Unilever. Products include plain petroleum jelly and a selection of skin creams, soaps, lotions, cleansers, deodorants and personal lubricants. The Vaseline name is considered generic in Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries, where the Unilever products are called Vasenol, and in German, Nordic and Slavic speaking countries.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vaseline

    vas′e-lin, n. a yellowish, almost tasteless and inodorous, translucent substance obtained from petroleum, used as a salve, liniment, lubricant, &c. [Formed from Ger. wasser, water, and Gr. elaion, oil.]

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How to say Vaseline in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Vaseline in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Vaseline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Vaseline in a Sentence

  1. Alexandar Djelic:

    He told me I could inject my manhood with Vaseline and this would pump it up and make it much larger.

  2. Nicole DeHoff:

    We used Vaseline to help the glitter stick to Samantha’s skin, and then we applied the glitter in a rainbow sequence. This session fell together better than any session I could have planned in my head, the images turned out exactly how I had hoped, and we were able to capture the beauty of pregnancy, and honor Victoria.

  3. Republican Gov. Paul LePage:

    Sen. Jackson claims to be for the people, but he's the first one to give it to the people without providing Vaseline.

  4. Samer Jaber:

    Just be careful, as your skin in that area will likely be sensitive and topical acne treatments can make this more irritated and even worse. FOGGY GLASSES Since face masks trap the breath and foster moist, humid environments, glasses wearersmay have noticed that wearing a face mask can cause your lenses to fog. In a 2011 study from the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, researchers advised washing the glasses with soapy water immediately before wearing a face mask. Face masks trap the breath and foster humidity so glasses wearers may have noticed that wearing a face mask can cause the lenses to fog. (iStock) After shaking off any excess water, let the spectacles air dry or gently dry off the lenses with a soft tissue before putting them back on. Now the spectacle lenses should not mist up when the face mask is worn, they wrote. Glasses fog because humidity can escape the mask and move upward, coming into contact with the lenses and causing them to fog. Placing a tissue under the top of your face mask can also help absorb some of the droplets, leading to clear lenses. Wearing a mask that can form to the bridge of your nose one with wire, for instance can help prevent the warm air from your mouth from reaching your lenses. DRY, CRACKED HANDS FROM FREQUENT WASHING Next, frequent hand washing, especially during the ongoing pandemic, can lead to skin feeling dry, irritatedor cracked. Preventing rough skin can be as simple as switching to a fragrance-free hand soap, which may contain fewer irritants. But Jaber also recommends carrying hand moisturizer for use after washing and drying your hands, suggesting a cream or an ointment rather than a lotion, as lotions are usually thinner and often contain alcohol. Experts advise carrying hand moisturizer for use after washing and drying your hands. (iStock) Lotions can be great, but creams or ointments are thicker. Vaseline is an ointment, and it really locks things in.

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  • I prefer to think that the name "Vase line " comes from the inventor running out of test tubes and started using his wife's vases.
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