Meaning of white oil in English:

white oil


  • A colourless petroleum distillate, especially liquid paraffin, used medicinally and in the food and plastic industries.

    ‘Penreco also makes white oils at its plant in Dickinson, Texas, which is running at normal levels.’
    • ‘Consumption of white oils is associated with inflammation, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.’
    • ‘Schaeffer manufactures a variety of white oils for use within the textile manufacturing and processing industries.’
    • ‘You can find our white oils in products ranging from baby oils and lotions to sunscreens, tissues, and antibiotics.’
    • ‘In addition two medical white oils were tested, one naphthenic and one paraffinic.’
    • ‘In pharmaceuticals petrolatum and white oils provide a convenient anhydrous base for topical products, while the higher viscosity white oils are also used as laxatives.’
    • ‘In the food industry medical grade white oils get used as dough divider oils, release agents and constituents of both coatings and wrapping papers.’
    • ‘The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of medicinal white oils and paraffins by catalytic hydrogenation using a nickel-containing catalyst.’
    • ‘Medical white oils are highly refined oils that have pharmacopoeia approval and are available from OEM Lubricants Ltd.’
    • ‘White oils are hydrophobic, colorless, tasteless, odorless, and do not change color over time.’