Definition of Castile soap

1. Noun. A good hard soap made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide.

Generic synonyms: Soap



Medical Definition of Castile soap

1. A soap made with olive oil, or some other suitable oil or fat, and sodium hydroxide; used as a detergent, and in the form of a suppository or soapsuds enema for constipation; used also as an excipient in pills. Synonym: Castile soap. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Castile Soap

Castanea sativa
Castanopsis
Castanopsis chrysophylla
Castellani
Castellani's bronchitis
Castellani's paint
Castellani-Low sign
Castellite
Castellites
Castello
Castelnau's antshrike
Castelnau's antshrikes
Castile
Castile and León
Castile soap (current term)
Castilian
Castilians
Castilla
Castilleia
Castilleja
Castilleja chromosa
Castilleja miniata
Castilleja sessiliflora
Castilleja sulphurea
Castle's intrinsic factor
Castlegregory
Castleman's disease
Castor
Castor canadensis

Literary usage of Castile soap

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1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1859)
"WHITE OR MARBLED Castile soap ? TO THB EDITOR OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL. ... "White Castile soap. This is purer than the following variety (viz. ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1908)
"White Castile soap vs. Coconut Oil Soap.— Objectionable Distinctions. ... Sapo hispanicus, Spanish or castile soap, alicant soap, Venice soap. ..."

3. The Improved Housewife: Or, Book of Receipts : with Engravings for Marketing by A. L. Webster, A married lady (1844)
"To Make or Clarify Castile soap. Boil common soft soap, or impure castile soap, three hours and a half in lamp oil. 614. Cosmetic Soap, for washing the ..."

4. A French-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1921)
"de Marseille, Marseilles soap ; (more broadly ) Castile soap (either white or mottled). ... de Venise, Venetian soap (essentially the same as Castile soap). ..."

5. American Druggist (1887)
"As to working formulae, we can advise nothing better than the plan recommended by Parsons, to start with Castile soap as the most available form of ..."

6. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1859)
"The following is a good formula :—Take of camphor, five ounces ; powdered arsenic and white Castile soap, of each two pounds ; salt of tartar, twelve ounces ..."

7. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1859)
"The following is a good formula:—Take of camphor, five ounces ; powdered arsenic and white Castile soap, of e.1ch two pounds ; salt of tartar, twelve ounces ..."

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