petroleum jelly definition

  • noun:
    • A colorless-to-amber semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons acquired from petroleum and used in lubricants and medicinal ointments. Also referred to as petrolatum.
    • A pale yellow semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons acquired from petroleum; utilized in lubricants and creams.
    • a semisolid combination of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; found in medicinal creams as well as for lubrication

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