petroleum jelly Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “petroleum jelly” - English Dictionary

Definition of "petroleum jelly" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

petroleum jellynoun [U]

uk   us  
a ​clearsubstance made from ​petroleum, used as a ​base for ​medicines that are ​rubbed into the ​skin, and also for making ​parts in a ​machinemoveeasily against each other
(Definition of petroleum jelly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “petroleum jelly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 石油冻,矿脂…
in Chinese (Traditional) 凡士林…
What is the pronunciation of petroleum jelly?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
faith school

a school that is financially supported by a particular religious group, usually for children from that religion

Word of the Day