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Definition of camphor:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To impregnate or wash with camphor; to camphorate.


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