Definition of petroleum jelly noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


petroleum jelly

(North American English also petrolatum noun
BrE BrE//ˌpetrəˈleɪtəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpetrəˈleɪtəm//
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a soft clear substance obtained from petroleum, used to heal injuries on the skin or to make machine parts move together more smoothly synonym Vaseline™
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: petroleum jelly