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camphor oil

noun
1.
a colorless liquid obtained from the wood of the camphor tree by distillation and separation from the solid camphor, used in varnish, soaps, and shoe polish, and in medicine chiefly as a rubefacient.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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camphor oil  
The oil that is obtained from the wood of the camphor tree and is used to make camphor. It is extracted from the wood by steam distillation.
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