Definition of Linseed oil

1. Noun. A drying oil extracted from flax seed and used in making such things as oil paints.

Exact synonyms: Flaxseed Oil
Terms within: Linoleic Acid, Linolic Acid, Linolenic Acid
Generic synonyms: Oil



Definition of Linseed oil

1. Noun. An oil, extracted from flax seeds, used as a drying agent in paints, varnishes etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Linseed oil

1. The fixed oil obtained from the dried ripe seed of linseed, linum usitatissimum (l. Linaceae). It is used as an emollient in liniments, pastes, and medicinal soaps, and in veterinary medicine as a laxative. It is also called flaxseed oil. Pharmacological action: cathartic, emollients. Chemical name: Linseed oil (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Linseed Oil

linos
linotype
linotyped
linotyper
linotypers
linotypes
linotyping
linotypist
linotypists
linoxin
linoxins
lins
linsang
linsangs
linseed
linseed oil (current term)
linseeds
linsey
linsey-woolsey
linseys
linsidomine
linstock
linstocks
lint-free
linted
lintel
lintels
linter
linters

Literary usage of Linseed oil

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"linseed oil as manufactured may be classified under three headings: raw, ... Raw linseed oil is the term applied to oil as it comes from the press in its ..."

2. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1865)
"Sulphur dissolves in hot linseed oil with red colour, partially crystallising on cooling ; on longer heating, the oil takes up, with evolution of ..."

3. Structural Engineers' Handbook: Data for the Design and Construction of by Milo Smith Ketchum (1918)
"linseed oil is made by crushing and pressing flaxseed. ... In this form the oil is known as raw linseed oil, and is ready for use. Raw linseed oil dries ..."

4. Structural Engineers' Handbook: Data for the Design and Construction of by Milo Smith Ketchum (1914)
"linseed oil.—linseed oil is made by crushing and pressing flaxseed. ... In this form the oil is known as raw linseed oil, and is reach Raw linseed oil dries ..."

5. The Design of Steel Mill Buildings and the Calculation of Stresses in Framed by Milo Smith Ketchum (1921)
"linseed oil is commonly used as the varnish or vehicle in oil paints, and is unsurpassed in ... Pure linseed oil will, when applied to a metal surface, ..."

6. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"Qualitative Detection of Adulterants in linseed oil. ... The same colour is given by 50% linseed- oil-rosin-oil mixture, whilst a yellow to greenish-yellow ..."

7. The Design of Steel Mill Buildings and the Calculation of Stresses in Framed by Milo Smith Ketchum (1906)
"linseed oil is commonly used as the varnish or vehicle in oil paints, and Is unsurpassed in ... Pure linseed oil will, when applied to a metal surface, ..."

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