Share this entry

Share this page

castor oil

Saltos de línea: cas¦tor oil
Pronunciación: /ˈkɑːstə
 
/

Definición de castor oil en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
A pale yellow oil obtained from castor beans, used as a purgative, a lubricant, and in manufacturing oil-based products.
Example sentences
  • Mild oily purgatives like castor oil or bulk laxatives such as linseed or psyllium seeds are recommended.
  • Civil War surgeons began treatment with mild purgatives, such as castor oil, extract of senna, or small doses of calomel.
  • The products include cashew, castor oil, palm, potato, soybean, green bean, peanut, maize, sweet corn and eucalyptus.

Origen

mid 18th century: perhaps so named because it succeeded castor2 in medicinal use.

Definición de castor oil en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

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

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día tenebrous
Pronunciación: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure