a colorless liquid obtained from the wood of the camphor tree by distillation and separation from the solid camphor, used in varnish, soaps, and shoe polish, and in medicine chiefly as a rubefacient.
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How to use camphor oil in a sentence
If the manufacture of lampblack from the cheap camphor oil is conducted on a large scale, it would no doubt be profitable.
The author has succeeded in preparing various varnishes with the camphor oil, mixed with different resins and oils.
Lampblack was also prepared by the author, by subjecting the camphor oil to incomplete combustion.
camphor oil; Oleum camphor factitium, L. Prepared by dissolving camphor in nitric acid, in the cold.
Safrol, an ether which is the chief constituent of sassafras oil, and also found in considerable quantity in camphor oil.The Handbook of Soap Manufacture | W. H. Simmons
Scientific definitions for camphor oil
The oil that is obtained from the wood of the camphor tree and is used to make camphor. It is extracted from the wood by steam distillation.
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