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1[mass noun] A distillation product of petroleum, especially one used as a lubricant, moisturizer, or laxative.‘lipstick may contain mineral oil and artificial colours’[count noun] ‘a skin lotion containing glycerine and a blend of mineral oils’
- ‘Where hardness can be sacrificed, whale, cotton seed and mineral oils are used.’
- ‘Products produced from petroleum, such as mineral oils, are classified as petrochemical pollutants.’
- ‘Beware of products that contain petroleum or mineral oils; they will damage your leather goods over time.’
- ‘Mineral oil is not used in aromatherapy because mineral oil is not a natural product.’
- ‘Swiss experts recently revealed that well over half of all mineral oils used in the production of chicken feed exceed Swiss safety limits between 10 and 100 times.’
- ‘The singers have complained that theatrical fog - a mixture of alcohol and mineral oil - is a health hazard.’
- ‘At that time virtually all available liquids, apart from vegetable and mineral oils, were acidic.’
- ‘These include such things as pumpkin, mineral oils and even butter.’
- ‘If you have a product, which is more than two years old, it is based on mineral oils.’
- ‘There was no history of alcohol or drug abuse, ingestion of mineral oils or of recent travel.’
- ‘Oils from non-food crops can be used to produce everything from plastics to cosmetics and offer a high grade, natural alternative to traditional mineral oils.’
- ‘If you need to discontinue a prohibited product, such as a dairy-cow feed-supplement premix that contains mineral oil, research an approved substitute.’
- ‘Timely fungicide spraying and use of fogging with mineral oils will help to prevent this disease.’
- ‘As a general rule, you should try to avoid facial creams that contain mineral oils, which are petroleum-based, because they might leave a greasy film on your skin and clog your pores as a result.’
- ‘The whole country was scarred because people never expected malicious dealers to polish stale rice with mineral oil just to gain a higher price.’
- ‘Petroleum and mineral oils clog your pores and do not allow them to properly regulate natural oil production, actually making your skin dryer in the long run.’
- ‘Solid lubricants such as soap, molybdenum disulphide or graphite are preferred to mineral oils and greases.’
- ‘Neurons in the brain respond to the oily texture regardless of its exact chemical makeup; to these cells, coconut oil ‘tastes’ the same as peanut oil, corn oil, mineral oil, and silicone oil.’
- ‘Most natural makeup bases use products such as jojoba oil and candelilla wax instead of petrochemicals such as mineral oil (a gasoline production by-product), says Upton.’
- ‘He'd hang them on a clothesline, scrape them and then rub mineral oil into the skins.’
- ‘These can be used to tackle climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide, and also as a replacement for mineral oil.’
- ‘Exports are driven mainly by shipbuilding, mineral oils, machinery and equipment.’
- ‘As pointed out earlier, the increase in inflation in the last quarter for 2002-03 was dominated by certain commodities such as edible oils, oil cakes and mineral oils.’
- ‘The increase is attributed to high value in total exports of mineral fuels/mineral oils, which accounted for K7,345 million in September and K196 million in August.’
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