Definition of Vaseline™ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈvæsəliːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvæsəliːn//
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a thick soft clear substance that is used on skin to heal or protect it, or as a lubricant to stop surfaces from sticking together Word Originlate 19th cent.: formed irregularly from German Wasser + Greek elaion ‘oil’ + -ine.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Vaseline™