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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A colorless crystalline solid used in perfume or preserving biological specimens or in embalming or medically as a fungicide or antiseptic.

Usage examples (34)
  • It is a natural source of the antiseptic thymol, which is an ingredient in modern mouthwashes, and in the past was given to treat infections of the mouth and throat.
  • Prepare a thin starch paste and add 2 per cent. thymol to it.
  • The product, thymol, is of course a well known natural product
  • There they are: thymol, eucalyptol, methyl salicylate and menthol. for more
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