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liquid paraffin

a colourless almost tasteless oily liquid obtained by petroleum distillation and used as a laxative Also called (esp US and Canadian) mineral oil
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  • Willyum (who had too much dinner and is now draining his liquid paraffin).

    Happy Days Alan Alexander Milne
  • liquid paraffin under a variety of names is a most useful and efficacious laxative.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • The bulb is filled with liquid paraffin, which rises in the open neck when expanded by heat.

  • In some cases benefit has followed the prolonged internal administration of liquid paraffin.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

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