Definitions for: Vaseline


[n] (trademark) a trademarked brand of petroleum jelly



Webster (1913) Definition: Vas"e*line, n. [Said by the manufacturer to be
derived from G. wasser water + Gr. 'e`laion olive oil.]
A yellowish translucent substance, almost odorless and
tasteless, obtained as a residue in the purification of crude
petroleum, and consisting essentially of a mixture of several
of the higher members of the paraffin series. It is used as
an unguent, and for various purposes in the arts. See the
Note under Petrolatum. [Written also vaselin.]

See Also: mineral jelly, petrolatum, petroleum jelly

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