Definition of Vaseline in English:


Line breaks: vas|el¦ine
Pronunciation: /ˈvasəliːn


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  • A type of petroleum jelly used as an ointment and lubricant.
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    • 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.


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  • Cover or smear with Vaseline: the doors glide open as if their rails have been vaselined
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    • 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 + Greek elaion 'oil' + -ine4.

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