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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.
- Light music
noun 1. music for popular entertainment
[lahyt-nis] /ˈlaɪt nɪs/ noun 1. the state or quality of being in weight: the amazing lightness of the new metal. 2. the quality of being agile, nimble, or graceful. 3. lack of pressure or burdensomeness. 4. lack of seriousness; levity in actions, thoughts, or speech: That kind of lightness seemed out of place. 5. gaiety […]
[lahyt-ning] /ˈlaɪt nɪŋ/ noun 1. a brilliant electric spark discharge in the atmosphere, occurring within a thundercloud, between clouds, or between a cloud and the ground. verb (used without object), lightninged, lightning. 2. to emit a flash or flashes of lightning (often used impersonally with it as subject): If it starts to lightning, we’d better […]
noun 1. a device for preventing damage to radio, telephonic, or other electric equipment from lightning or other high-voltage currents, using spark gaps to carry the current to the ground without passing through the device. noun 1. a device that protects electrical equipment, such as an aerial, from an excessive voltage resulting from a lightning […]