See under .
a colorless, oily, almost tasteless, water-insoluble liquid, usually of either a standard light density (light mineral oil) or a standard heavy density (heavy mineral oil) consisting of mixtures of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum by distillation: used chiefly as a lubricant, in the manufacture of cosmetics, and in medicine as a laxative.
(Brit) any oil of mineral origin, esp petroleum
(US & Canadian) a colourless almost tasteless oily liquid obtained by petroleum distillation and used as a laxative Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) liquid paraffin
mineral oil n.
A colorless, odorless, tasteless oil distilled from petroleum. It is used as a lubricant and, in medicine, as a laxative.
- Heavy money
noun phrase (Variations: big or important or real may replace heavy; dough or jack or sugar may replace money) A large amount of money; impressive sums; megabucks: Why did she walk out on a movie career which was paying her heavy money?/ I’ve been busy cleaning up some heavy dough/ So nobody’s about to pay […]
- Heavy occupancy vehicle lane
noun See HOV lane
- Heavy oil
noun 1. a hydrocarbon mixture, heavier than water, distilled from coal tar
noun 1. either of the two stable isotopes of oxygen having mass numbers of 17 and 18.