1. oleoresin

noun. a naturally occurring mixture of a resin and an essential oil; obtained from certain plants.


  • labdanum
  • gum terpentine
  • Canada balsam
  • ladanum
  • balsam capivi
  • natural resin
  • turpentine
  • gum labdanum
  • oleoresin capiscum
  • copaiba balsam
  • copaiba

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Sentences with oleoresin

1. Noun, singular or mass
Add the sandalwood oleoresin and coconut carrier oil to the one gallon jar.

2. Modal
Pepper spray is an aerosol product containing the chemical *oleoresin* capsicum, a concentrated version of the irritant found in chili peppers.

3. Adjective
Pepper spray is called "pepper spray" because its main ingredient is oleoresin capsicum, which is also what makes hot peppers spicy.

4. Particle
Zarc International introduced oleoresin capsicum spray as a less-than-lethal alternative to force for subduing individuals and animals in the early 1980s.

5. Foreign word
Concentrated in sprays, oleoresin capsicum produces an intense burning sensation that wears off within 15 to 20 minutes.