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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from an oily dark colored flammable liquid occurring naturally in the upper strata of the earth.

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  • Aquaphor is absolutely marvelous, even if it is mostly just petrolatum.
  • Petroleum jelly (petrolatum, Vaseline) A grease-like jelly used in preparing skin ointments.
  • Avoid lip products that contain lead, artificial colors, lanolin, or petrochemicals like petrolatum.
  • See that solids are thoroughly pulverized and sifted, then add and thoroughly incorporate oil and petrolatum. for more
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