camphor oil


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]

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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 — noun oil distilled from camphor resin • Hypernyms: ↑oil * * * 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • camphor ice — ☆ camphor ice n. an ointment made of white wax, camphor, spermaceti, and castor oil, used for dry, chapped skin …   English World dictionary


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