Share this entry

white oil Line breaks: white oil

Definition of white oil in English:


A colourless petroleum distillate, especially liquid paraffin, used medicinally and in the food and plastic industries.
Example sentences
  • Penreco also makes white oils at its plant in Dickinson, Texas, which is running at normal levels.
  • Consumption of white oils is associated with inflammation, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.
  • Schaeffer manufactures a variety of white oils for use within the textile manufacturing and processing industries.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day fortissimo
Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly