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Former trademark (1885-1902), from lana (wool) + oleum (oil) + -in

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lanolin (usually uncountable, plural lanolins)

  1. 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.

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lanolin (third-person singular simple present lanolins, present participle lanolining, simple past and past participle lanolined)

  1. (transitive) To treat with lanolin.