One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective camphorated
Impregnate or treat with camphor.
- ‘Paregoric, added to some cough drops, originally referred to a camphorated opium compound, now reduced to a harmless flavouring.’
- ‘If the entire surface is affected, rub with a damp cloth dipped in turpentine or camphorated oil.’
- ‘Rub spot lightly with a soft lintless cloth moistened with camphorated oil.’
- ‘Our chests were rubbed with camphorated oil, and we were forced to swallow Scott's Emulsion.’
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