mineral-oil lamps introduced the danger of explosions of the vapors produced by evaporation.
mineral oil n.
Any of various light hydrocarbon oils, especially a distillate of petroleum.
A refined distillate of petroleum, used as a laxative.
|mineral oil |
A colorless, odorless, tasteless oil distilled from petroleum. It is used as a lubricant and, in medicine, as a laxative.