|1.||(Brit) any oil of mineral origin, esp petroleum|
|2.||(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): liquid paraffin a colourless almost tasteless oily liquid obtained by petroleum distillation and used as a laxative|
mineral oil n.
Any of various light hydrocarbon oils, especially a distillate of petroleum.
A refined distillate of petroleum, used as a laxative.
A colorless, odorless, tasteless oil distilled from petroleum. It is used as a lubricant and, in medicine, as a laxative.