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essential oilnoun [C]

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an ​oil, usually with a ​strongsmell, 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 ​essentialoils that are ​widelyavailable.
(Definition of essential oil from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “essential oil”
in Chinese (Simplified) (香)精油(通常气味浓烈)…
in Turkish öz yağ, esans…
in Russian эфирное масло…
in Chinese (Traditional) (香)精油(通常氣味濃烈)…
in Polish esencja, olejek eteryczny…
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