Definition of Vaseline in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvasəlēn/


A type of petroleum jelly used as an ointment and lubricant.
Example sentences
  • We especially need medical supplies such as Sudocream, bandages, vaseline, syringes, any antibiotics, painkillers, even rubber gloves would be great.
  • She got some vaseline and polished Meadow's hooves.
  • Every winter in Pune, my skin would go dry and I would have to apply vaseline or some cold cream to my lips and face.


[with object]
Cover or smear with Vaseline.
Example sentences
  • If you really must go for a jog in the middle of a thunder storm, remember to vaseline nipples thoroughly beforehand.


Late 19th century: formed irregularly from German Wasser 'water' + Greek elaion 'olive oil' + -ine4.

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Syllabification: Vas·e·line

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