Examples from the Web for menthol
Menthol is used in medicine to relieve pain, as in rheumatism, neuralgia, throat affections and toothache.
Now that the quarry was in sight she was more and more nervous, sneezing at short intervals in spite of her menthol inhaler.Tish, The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Evidently this imposingly named product is practically a lanolin ointment containing oil of wintergreen and menthol.
A transparent, non-staining gelatinoid of combined iodine with menthol and methyl salicylate.
Menthol rubbed into your skin makes it feel very cold afterward.Common Science|Carleton W. Washburne
British Dictionary definitions for menthol
Word Origin for menthol
Word Origin and History for menthol
white crystalline substance, 1862, from German Menthol, coined 1861 by Alphons Oppenheim from Latin mentha "mint" (see mint (n.1)) + oleum "oil" (see oil (n.)). So called because it was first obtained from oil of peppermint.