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essential oil

noun [C] uk   us  
an oil, usually with a strong smell, that is taken from a plant and is used to make perfume, or for rubbing into a person's body during massage: Lavender, peppermint, and jasmine are essential oils that are widely available.
Translations of “essential oil”
in Chinese (Traditional) (香)精油(通常氣味濃烈)…
in Russian эфирное масло…
in Turkish öz yağ, esans…
in Chinese (Simplified) (香)精油(通常气味浓烈)…
in Polish esencja, olejek eteryczny…
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