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green soap

a soap made chiefly from potassium hydroxide and linseed oil, used in treating some skin diseases.
Origin of green soap
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for green soap
  • In one-third of the cases in this study, there were more bacteria after the green soap than before the green soap.
  • Surgical green soap is excellent for this purpose, but ordinary soap is about as good.
  • Interestingly, another thing that came out of this study was they looked at green soap and isopropyl alcohol.
British Dictionary definitions for green soap

green soap

(med) a soft or liquid alkaline soap made from vegetable oils, used in treating certain chronic skin diseases Also called soft soap
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green soap in Medicine

green soap n.
A translucent, yellowish-green soft or liquid soap made chiefly from vegetable oils and used in the treatment of skin disorders.

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