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Definitions for petrolatum
ˌpɛ trəˈleɪ təm, -ˈlɑ-petro·la·tum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. petrolatum, petroleum jelly, mineral jellynoun

    a semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used in medicinal ointments and for lubrication

Wiktionary

  1. petrolatumnoun

    a smooth, semisolid mixture of mineral oil and waxes; used as a lubricant and in polishes, cosmetics and ointments

Webster Dictionary

  1. Petrolatumnoun

    a semisolid unctuous substance, neutral, and without taste or odor, derived from petroleum by distilling off the lighter portions and purifying the residue. It is a yellowish, fatlike mass, transparent in thin layers, and somewhat fluorescent. It is used as a bland protective dressing, and as a substitute for fatty materials in ointments

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Petrolatum

    A colloidal system of semisolid hydrocarbons obtained from PETROLEUM. It is used as an ointment base, topical protectant, and lubricant.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of petrolatum in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of petrolatum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of petrolatum in a Sentence

  1. Anne Chapas:

    I like to add thicker ointments to the hands, ones with lanolin or petrolatum are quite affective.

Images & Illustrations of petrolatum

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