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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep); A yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool.

Usage examples (38)
  • Most cosmetics are made of lanolin, which is a mixture of purified wool fat and water beaten up into an emulsion.
  • The investigations of Liebreich have shown that this is closely allied to lanolin, which is the purified fat of sheep's wool.
  • Tip: if you have any allergies to wool, avoid skin care products with lanolin which is made from sheep's wool.
  • Most commercial vitamin D3 does come from ‘wool oil’ also called lanolin, which does indeed come from sheep’s wool. for more
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