lanolin lanolin  /ˈlæ nə lən/


  1. (n) a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics
  2. (n) an emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep)



  1. I wore a wetsuit with lanolin and Vaseline to block them out.
  2. Six of these ingredientsdecyl oleate, lanolin oil, propylene glycol, isostearic acid, acetylated lanolin alcohol and ceteareth-5are moisturizers and emollients.
  3. It has the brash irrelevancies of Steve Allen, the late late movies, the fast-talking pitchman promising a better, lanolin-coated world for $1 down and $1 a week.


  • Sheep are ‘great pets’ that have various uses

    The next time you use hand lotion, thank a sheep. Today’s Animal of the Day at the New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm and Horse Show secretes a grease, called lanolin, that collects in its wool coat. Lanolin is used in certain types of hand lotion and soap as a moisturizer.
    on August 8, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald

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