volatile oil


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n volatile oil an oil having the odor or flavor of the plant from which it comes; used in perfume and flavorings
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In literature:

A clear flame sprang up and burned for thirty seconds or so, I suppose while it consumed the volatile oils in the weed.
"The Ancient Allan" by H. Rider Haggard
One of the latest introductions is naphtha extracting oil from linseed, and then volatilized by steam superheated to 400 deg.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 288" by Various
This is at best a rather unpleasant task, because the fumes from the strong volatile oil are irritating to both the eyes and the nostrils.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The strong, typical flavor that characterizes bananas is due to the volatile oil they contain.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
If it has been liberated by distillation from the volatile oils, it is made better suited for the purpose than the ordinary kind.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, Sep. 26, 1891" by Various
The volatile oils dissolve the tar so that it can be rubbed off.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
A volatile oil is also procured by distillation.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
Gildemeister's "The Volatile Oils" is excellent on the history of the subject.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The drug has the properties common to all substances that contain a volatile oil.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Do you remember in what the difference between fixed and volatile oil consists?
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
It also occurs in various volatile oils, e.g.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
A balsam is thus intermediate between a volatile oil and a resin.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
Moisture and volatile matter in fats and oils, Standard method for detm.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
It was then thought that perhaps the oil could be converted into an ester which might be more volatile and could be distilled out.
"Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron)" by William Anderson Syme
Internally it has the typical actions of a volatile oil in marked degree.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
It has the actions common to substances containing a resin and a volatile oil.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
Volatile hydrocarbon engines are those which employ light oils obtained by distilling petroleum.
"Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants" by R. E. Mathot
There are also resins, a volatile oil and several other constituents.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
There are also present a volatile oil, starch, gum, and a glucoside, which is a modification of tannin and is known as ipecacuanhic acid.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

SINGAPORE — Airlines in Asia Pacific are slashing fuel hedges, some to almost nil, after losing billions when oil dived last year, and as risk management costs rise due to volatile markets and credit-wary bankers.
Onions have no futures market , yet their recent price volatility makes the swings in oil and corn look tame.
GEORGE W BUSH declared four years ago that America is addicted to oil, a dependency that dirties the air, leaves the economy vulnerable to the volatility of a single commodity and enriches distasteful foreign regimes.
Crude Oil Options Volatility Falls as US Inventory Declines.
LONDON (ICIS)--The world is facing a period of volatile energy and commodity prices as well as intensified economic cycles, oil giant Shell said on Monday.
Nov 21 (Bloomberg) --Crude oil options volatility fell as underlying futures advanced after US inventories dropped for the first time in three weeks.
Energy independence, Part 2: More US oil production may limit price volatility.
China's surging energy demands have alarmed communist leaders, who worry about dependence on imported oil and gas from volatile regions such as the Gulf and pollution damage to scarce water supplies and forests in a densely populated country.
Throughout election 2012, President Obama has promoted an America dependent on a diverse energy portfolio, rather than the volatile global oil market.
More US oil production may limit price volatility Published: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 What would energy independence mean for gasoline prices, utility bills, plastics, groceries and other consumer expenses.
But when Jared Murphy found his self-managed Roth IRA exposed to too many volatile stocks in the oil and gas sector, he decided the risk was more than he could tolerate.
Oil prices were sharply volatile entering the second quarter of 2009 and are likely to remain "within a rising trend," said Paul Horsnell, managing director and head of commodities research at Barclays Capital Inc in London.
More US oil production may limit price volatility .
Dec 2001 Vol 222 No 12 Feature Article WORLD OIL SPECIAL REPORT Volatility demands new solutions from operators Morten Ruud, President, Exploration.
Oil prices fell in volatile trade on Wednesday due to ongoing concerns about the economy and a weak kick off to the earnings season that weighed on stock markets.