What does menthol mean?

Definitions for menthol
ˈmɛn θɔl, -θɒlmen·thol

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. menthol(noun)

    a crystalline compound that has the cool and minty taste and odor that occurs naturally in peppermint oil; used as a flavoring and in medicine to relieve itching, pain, and nasal congestion

  2. menthol(noun)

    a lotion containing menthol which gives it the smell of mint


  1. menthol(n.)

    A white, crystalline, aromatic substance (C10H20O) resembling camphor, extracted from oil of peppermint (Mentha); -- called also mint camphor or peppermint camphor. It has the peculiar effect on skin and membranes of making them feel cool, and is used in liqueurs, confections, cigarettes, cough drops and perfumes, among other things.

    Etymology: [Mentha + -ol.]


  1. menthol(Noun)

    a cyclic monoterpene alcohol; the major component of the essential oil of peppermint; used in pharmaceutical preparations as an antitussive and antipruritic agent, as a nasal decongestant, and in menthol cigarettes

Webster Dictionary

  1. Menthol(noun)

    a white, crystalline, aromatic substance resembling camphor, extracted from oil of peppermint (Mentha); -- called also mint camphor or peppermint camphor

    Etymology: [Mentha + -ol.]


  1. Menthol

    Menthol is an organic compound made synthetically or obtained from cornmint, peppermint or other mint oils. It is a waxy, crystalline substance, clear or white in color, which is solid at room temperature and melts slightly above. The main form of menthol occurring in nature is-menthol, which is assigned the configuration. Menthol has local anesthetic and counterirritant qualities, and it is widely used to relieve minor throat irritation. Menthol also acts as a weak kappa opioid receptor agonist.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Menthol

    men′thol, n. a camphor obtained from oil of peppermint by cooling, which gives relief in neuralgia, &c. [L. mentha, mint.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Menthol

    a crystalline substance obtained from the oil of peppermint, used in nervous affections, such as neuralgia, as a counter-irritant.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Menthol

    An alcohol produced from mint oils or prepared synthetically.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of menthol in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of menthol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of menthol in a Sentence

  1. Meredith Berkman:

    If you really cared, you would include menthol, that's where the kids will go. Everyone knows it.

  2. Matt Myers:

    The evidence indicates that if menthol e-cigarettes are left on the market, kids will shift to them, decades of experience with menthol cigarettes demonstrate that menthol appeals to kids.

  3. Scott Gottlieb:

    We won't ignore data regarding the popularity of mint - and menthol-flavored [ vapes ] among kids, should the concern rise, we'll continue to use all available resources to monitor the rates and use patterns among youth and adults for these products, and we'll reconsider our policies with respect to these products, if appropriate.

  4. Commissioner Gottlieb:

    I'm deeply concerned about the availability of menthol-flavored cigarettes, i believe these menthol-flavored products represent one of the most common and pernicious routes by which kids initiate on combustible cigarettes.

  5. Alex Azar:

    This would include mint and menthol flavoring, as well as candy flavors, bubblegum flavor, fruit flavor, alcohol flavor. You get the drift.

Images & Illustrations of menthol

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