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[oh-lee-oh-rez-uh n] /ˌoʊ li oʊˈrɛz ən/

a mixture of an essential oil and a , found in nature.
Pharmacology. an oil holding in solution, extracted from a substance, as ginger, by means of alcohol, ether, or acetone.
a semisolid mixture of a resin and essential oil, obtained from certain plants
(pharmacol) a liquid preparation of resins and oils, obtained by extraction from plants


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