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menthol

Syllabification: men·thol
Pronunciation: /ˈmenˌTHôl
 
, ˈmenˌTHäl
 
/

Definition of menthol in English:

noun

A crystalline compound with a cooling minty taste and odor, found in peppermint and other natural oils. It is used as a flavoring and in decongestants and analgesics.
Example sentences
  • The combination of thymol, eucalyptol, methyl salicylate and menthol in an alcohol base may have antifungal activity.
  • If you lip balm contains phenol, camphor, menthol, peppermint oil or eucalyptus, it's most likely making your lips more chapped than not.
  • Any products that contain alcohol or menthol should be avoided because they remove natural lipids and may worsen the skin's reaction.

Origin

late 19th century: from German, from Latin mentha 'mint' + -ol.

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