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 for mineral oil
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mineral \Min"er*al\, a.
     1. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or
        of minerals; as, a mineral substance.
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     2. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters.
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     Mineral acids (Chem.), inorganic acids, as sulphuric,
        nitric, phosphoric, hydrochloric, acids, etc., as
        distinguished from the organic acids.
  
     Mineral blue, the name usually given to azurite, when
        reduced to an impalpable powder for coloring purposes.
  
     Mineral candle, a candle made of paraffin.
  
     Mineral caoutchouc, an elastic mineral pitch, a variety of
        bitumen, resembling caoutchouc in elasticity and softness.
        See Caoutchouc, and Elaterite.
  
     Mineral chameleon (Chem.) See Chameleon mineral, under
        Chameleon.
  
     Mineral charcoal. See under Charcoal.
  
     Mineral cotton. See Mineral wool (below).
  
     Mineral green, a green carbonate of copper; malachite.
  
     Mineral kingdom (Nat. Sci.), that one of the three grand
        divisions of nature which embraces all inorganic objects,
        as distinguished from plants or animals.
  
     Mineral oil. See Naphtha, and Petroleum.
  
     Mineral paint, a pigment made chiefly of some natural
        mineral substance, as red or yellow iron ocher.
  
     Mineral patch. See Bitumen, and Asphalt.
  
     Mineral right, the right of taking minerals from land.
  
     Mineral salt (Chem.), a salt of a mineral acid.
  
     Mineral tallow, a familiar name for hatchettite, from its
        fatty or spermaceti-like appearance.
  
     Mineral water. See under Water.
  
     Mineral wax. See Ozocerite.
  
     Mineral wool, a fibrous wool-like material, made by blowing
        a powerful jet of air or steam through melted slag. It is
        a poor conductor of heat.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Naphtha \Naph"tha\ (n[a^]f"th[.a] or n[a^]p"th[.a]), n. [L.
     naphtha, Gr. na`fqa, fr.Ar. nafth, nifth.]
     1. (Chem.) The complex mixture of volatile, liquid,
        inflammable hydrocarbons, occurring naturally, and usually
        called crude petroleum, mineral oil, or rock oil.
        Specifically: That portion of the distillate obtained in
        the refinement of petroleum which is intermediate between
        the lighter gasoline and the heavier benzine, and has a
        specific gravity of about 0.7, -- used as a solvent for
        varnishes, as a carburetant, illuminant, etc.
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     2. (Chem.) One of several volatile inflammable liquids
        obtained by the distillation of certain carbonaceous
        materials and resembling the naphtha from petroleum; as,
        Boghead naphtha, from Boghead coal (obtained at Boghead,
        Scotland); crude naphtha, or light oil, from coal tar;
        wood naphtha, from wood, etc.
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     Note: This term was applied by the earlier chemical writers
           to a number of volatile, strong smelling, inflammable
           liquids, chiefly belonging to the ethers, as the
           sulphate, nitrate, or acetate of ethyl. --Watts.
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     Naphtha vitrioli [NL., naphtha of vitriol] (Old Chem.),
        common ethyl ether; -- formerly called sulphuric ether.
        See Ether.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mineral oil
      n 1: a distillate of petroleum (especially one used medicinally
           as a laxative or stool softener)

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "mineral oil":
     animal oil, cerate, drying oil, essential oil, ester, fat,
     fatty oil, fixed oil, grease, hydrogenated fat, lipid, oil, oleum,
     polyunsaturated fat, sebum, tallow, unsaturated fat, vegetable oil,
     volatile oil
  
  

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