Part of speech: noun

A semi solid fatty substance obtained from petroleum.

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Usage examples "vaseline":

  1. With cork stoppers evaporation can be in a measure prevented if the cork is first anointed with the petroleum preparation known as vaseline. - "Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects", C. V. Riley.
  2. He produced from the haversack or his " war bag," as he called it, at the rear of his saddle, a couple of bottles, one of which contained water of ammonia and another glycerine and vaseline mixed. - "The Boy Scouts on the Yukon", Ralph Victor.
  3. Just then the man from the circus came, with a long rope and caught the savage beast and put him back in the cage and made him go to sleep, after he put some vaseline on his burns. - "Bully and Bawly No-Tail", Howard R. Garis.