Definitions of lanolin
  1. noun
    a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics
    synonyms: wool fat, wool grease
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    type of:
    animal oil
    any oil obtained from animal substances
  2. noun
    an emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep)
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    type of:
    cream, emollient, ointment
    toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin
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