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essential oil Explained

essential oil at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] an oil from a plant that has a strong smell and is used for making perfume or in aromatherapy//

essential oil at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of a class of highly volatile (readily evaporating) organic compounds found in plants and usually named for them (e.g., rose oil, peppermint oil). They have been known and traded since ancient times. Many contain isoprenoids. Some, such as oil of wintergreen (methyl salicylate) and orange oil (d-limonene), have one predominant component, but most have dozens or hundreds. Trace components impart the characteristic odor, which synthetic or blended oils can rarely duplicate. Essential oils have three primary commercial uses: as odorants in perfumes, soaps, detergents, and other products; as flavors in baked goods, candies, soft drinks, and many other foods; and as pharmaceuticals, in dental products and many medicines (see aromatherapy).

essential oil at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
an oil taken from a plant, used because of its strong smell for making PERFUME and in AROMATHERAPY

essential oil at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
an oil taken from a plant, used because of its strong smell for making PERFUME and in AROMATHERAPY

essential oil at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

essential oil
n : an oil having the odor or flavor of the plant from which it
comes; used in perfume and flavorings [syn: {volatile oil}]

essential oil at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
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Noun

Inter: en-noun » head=essential oil|pl=essential oils
  • A volatile oil, used to make perfumes and flavourings, especially one having the characteristic odour of the plant from which it is obtained.

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » volatile oil used to make perfumes and flavourings
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t+ » cmn|精油|tr=jīngyóu|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|etherische olie
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|eteerinen öljy
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|huile essentielle|f
    • German: Inter: t- » de|ätherisches Öl|n
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αιθέριο έλαιο|n|tr=aithério élaio|sc=Grek


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|illóolaj
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|essenza|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|精油|tr=せいゆ, seiyu|sc=Jpan
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|정유|tr=jeong-yu|sc=Kore (Inter: t- » ko|精油|sc=Kore)
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|olejek eteryczny|m
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|эфирное масло|n|tr=efírnoje máslo|sc=Cyrl
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|tinh dầu (Inter: t- » vi|精油)

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: ar » essential oil
    Translation: et » essential oil
    Translation: my » essential oil
    Translation: pl » essential oil
    Translation: ta » essential oil
    Translation: tr » essential oil
    Translation: zh » essential oil