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Vaseline

[vas-uh-leen, vas-uh-leen] /ˈvæs əˌlin, ˌvæs əˈlin/
Trademark.
1.
a brand of petrolatum.
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Vaseline

/ˈvæsɪˌliːn/
noun
1.
a trademark for petrolatum
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Word Origin and History for vase line
Vaseline
1872, trademark for an ointment made from petroleum and marketed by Chesebrough Manufacturing Co., coined from Ger. Wasser "water" + Gk. elaion "oil" + scientific-sounded ending -ine. Robert A. Chesebrough was of the opinion that petroleum was a product of the underground decomposition of water.
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vase line in Medicine

Vaseline Vas·e·line (vās'ə-lēn', vās'ə-lēn')

A trademark used for a brand of petroleum jelly.

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