from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fatty substance obtained from wool and used in soaps, cosmetics, and ointments. Also called wool fat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A greasy yellow substance chemically akin to wax that is secreted from wooly animals, with a variety of uses from rust prevention, lubrication and waterproofing to cosmetics and skin ointments.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A peculiar fatlike body, made up of cholesterin and certain fatty acids, found in feathers, hair, wool, and keratin tissues generally.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A substance, consisting chiefly of cholesterin, extracted from wool, used as a basis for ointments.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics
- n. an emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep)
Most cosmetics are made of lanolin, which is a mixture of purified wool fat and water beaten up into an emulsion.
The investigations of Liebreich have shown that this is closely allied to lanolin, which is the purified fat of sheep's wool.
Most commercial vitamin D3 does come from ‘wool oil’ also called lanolin, which does indeed come from sheep’s wool.
The investigations of Liebreich have shown that this is closely allied to lanolin, which is the purified fat of sheep’s wool.
Tip: if you have any allergies to wool, avoid skin care products with lanolin which is made from sheep's wool.
My clothes, which are getting more ripped and threadbare by the day, have taken on a distinct waft of sheep's lanolin, muck and diesel.
He ordered me to start using lanolin cream on my breasts, unsavory as it may seem.
I quietly packed away my ego, made a quick call to my stockbroker, and relieved the local convenience store of their lanolin supply.
Bassett, who strode into press conferences giving off old-fashioned British manly odours of lanolin, talcum powder and social discomfort, has unfortunately remained predictably tight-lipped on the topic.
And Jim, who brushes lanolin, an oily secretion from sheep's wool, into the rigging to stop it corroding.