menthol

Definitions of menthol
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n a crystalline compound that has the cool and minty taste and odor that occurs naturally in peppermint oil; used as a flavoring and in medicine to relieve itching, pain, and nasal congestion

Type of:
chemical compound, compound
(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

n a lotion containing menthol which gives it the smell of mint

Type of:
application, lotion
liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin

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