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Definition of Camphor

Camphor

  1. A tough, white, aromatic resin, or gum, obtained from different species of the Laurus family, esp. from Cinnamomum camphara (the Laurus camphara of Linnaeus.). Camphor, C10H16O, is volatile and fragrant, and is used in medicine as a diaphoretic, a stimulant, or sedative.
  2. A gum resembling ordinary camphor, obtained from a tree (Dryobalanops camphora) growing in Sumatra and Borneo; -- called also Malay camphor, camphor of Borneo, or borneol. See Borneol.
  3. To impregnate or wash with camphor; to camphorate.

Camphor Translations

camphor in Dutch is kamfer
camphor in German is Mottenkugel
camphor in Swedish is kamfer

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