- volatile oil
* * *an oil that evaporates readily; such oils are usually found in aromatic plants, to which they give odor and other characteristics. Most consist of a mixture of two or more terpenes. Called also distilled, essential, or ethereal o.
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volatile oil — n. ESSENTIAL OIL … English World dictionary
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volatile oil — oil that is likely to explode or change … English contemporary dictionary
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volatile oil — noun Date: 1800 an oil that vaporizes readily; especially essential oil … New Collegiate Dictionary
volatile oil — vol′atile oil n. chem. a distilled oil, esp. one obtained from plant tissue, as distinguished from glyceride oils by their volatility and failure to saponify • Etymology: 1790–1800 … From formal English to slang
volatile oil — /vɒlətaɪl ˈɔɪl/ (say voluhtuyl oyl) noun a distilled oil, especially an essential oil distilled from plant tissue. Such oils are distinguished from glyceride oils by their volatility and failure to saponify … Australian English dictionary
volatile oil — a distilled oil, esp. one obtained from plant tissue, as distinguished from glyceride oils by their volatility and failure to saponify. [1790 1800] * * * … Universalium
volatile oil — noun another term for essential oil … English new terms dictionary
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