- The scented liquid taken from certain plants using steam or pressure. Essential oils contain the natural chemicals that give the plant its «essence» (specific odor and flavor). Essential oils are used in perfumes, food flavorings, medicine, and aromatherapy.
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essential oil — ► NOUN ▪ a natural oil extracted from a plant … English terms dictionary
essential oil — n. any volatile oil that gives distinctive odor, flavor, etc. to a plant, flower, or fruit … English World dictionary
Essential oil — A glass vial containing sandalwood oil An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils or aetherolea, or simply as the oil of the … Wikipedia
essential oil — any of a class of volatile oils obtained from plants, possessing the odor and other characteristic properties of the plant, used chiefly in the manufacture of perfumes, flavors, and pharmaceuticals. [1665 75] * * * Any of a class of highly… … Universalium
Essential oil — An oil derived from a natural substance, usually either for its healing properties or as a perfume. Some pharmaceuticals, and many over the counter or “holistic” remedies, are based on or contain essential oils. Examples include products… … Medical dictionary
essential oil — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms essential oil : singular essential oil plural essential oils an oil that contains the qualities of the plant that it is taken from, used for making perfume and in aromatherapy … English dictionary
essential oil — noun an oil having the odor or flavor of the plant from which it comes; used in perfume and flavorings • Syn: ↑volatile oil • Hypernyms: ↑oil • Hyponyms: ↑ilang ilang, ↑bitter almond oil, ↑attar, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
essential oil — eterinis aliejus statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Augalinis kvapus angliavandenilių, alkoholių, aldehidų, ketonų, esterių, eterių ir kt. mišinys. atitikmenys: angl. essential oil; volatile oil rus. эфирное масло … Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas
essential oil — a volatile oil derived from an aromatic plant. Essential oils are used in various pharmaceutical preparations … The new mediacal dictionary
essential oil — es.sential oil n an oil from a plant that has a strong smell and is used for making ↑perfume or in ↑aromatherapy … Dictionary of contemporary English