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mineral oil

n 1  :  a liquid product of mineral origin that has the viscosity of an oil  2  :  a transparent oily liquid obtained usu. by distilling petroleum and used chiefly in medicine for treating constipation and esp. formerly as a demulcent and solvent for nose and throat medication - called also liquid petrolatum , white mineral oil  .
 
 

 
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