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Meaning of "camphor" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CAMPHOR

From Old French camphre, from Medieval Latin camphora, from Arabic kāfūr, from Malay kāpūr chalk; related to Khmer kāpōr camphor.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CAMPHOR

camphor  [ˈkæmfə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CAMPHOR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Camphor is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CAMPHOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Camphor

Camphor /ˈkæmfər/ is a waxy, flammable, white or transparent solid with a strong aromatic odor. It is a terpenoid with the chemical formula C10H16O. It is found in wood of the camphor laurel, a large evergreen tree found in Asia and also of Dryobalanops aromatica, a giant of the Bornean forests. It also occurs in some other related trees in the laurel family, notably Ocotea usambarensis. Dried rosemary leaves, in the mint family, contain up to 20% camphor. It can also be synthetically produced from oil of turpentine. It is used for its scent, as an ingredient in cooking, as an embalming fluid, for medicinal purposes, and in religious ceremonies. A major source of camphor in Asia is camphor basil. Norcamphor is a camphor derivative with the three methyl groups replaced by hydrogen.

Definition of camphor in the English dictionary

The definition of camphor in the dictionary is a whitish crystalline aromatic terpene ketone obtained from the wood of the camphor tree or made from pinene: used in the manufacture of celluloid and in medicine as a liniment and treatment for colds. Formula: C10H16O.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CAMPHOR


chamfer
ˈtʃæmfə
galumpher
ɡəˈlʌmfə
nympha
ˈnɪmfə
triumpher
ˈtraɪʌmfə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAMPHOR

camper van
Campese
campesino
campestral
campfire
campground
camphane
camphene
camphine
camphire
camphor ball
camphor ice
camphor laurel
camphor tree
camphoraceous
camphorate
camphorated
camphorated oil
camphoric
camphoric acid

WORDS THAT END LIKE CAMPHOR

abhor
anaphor
anchor
at anchor
author
biophor
canephor
cast anchor
coauthor
ephor
ichor
iodophor
khor
metaphor
mixed metaphor
petrichor
phosphor
Senghor
senhor
Thor

Synonyms and antonyms of camphor in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «camphor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAMPHOR

Find out the translation of camphor to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of camphor from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «camphor» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

樟树
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

alcanfor
570 millions of speakers

English

camphor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कपूर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكافور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

камфора
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cânfora
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কর্পূর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

camphre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Camphor
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kampfer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カンフル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

녹나무
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Camphor
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

long nảo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கற்பூரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कपूर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kâfur
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

canfora
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kamfora
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

камфора
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

camfor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καμφορά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kamfer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kamfer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kamfer
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CAMPHOR»

The term «camphor» is regularly used and occupies the 62.223 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CAMPHOR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about camphor

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAMPHOR»

Discover the use of camphor in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to camphor and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Camphor Flame: Popular Hinduism and Society in India
The book's new afterword brings the study up-to-date by examining the relationship between popular Hinduism and contemporary Hindu nationalism.
Christopher John Fuller, 2004
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Dragon's Brain Perfume: An Historical Geography of Camphor
Camphor - origin, distribution, disposal, use - is here examined in the wider context of Old World "aromata.
R. A. Donkin, 1999
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The Essence of Camphor
The Essence of Camphor, the first ever English translation of Masud s work, is evidently an example of Masud s unique and original style that is unparalleled.
Naiyer Masud, Muhammad Umar Memon, 1998
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XVIII. Molecular Rearrangements in the Camphor Series: The ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Glenn Seymour Skinner, 2012
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New Perfume Handbook
Campaif see Balsam of Copaiba CamperneMa see Jonquil Camphire see Cyprinum and Camphor Camphor A highly aromatic white crystalline substance obtained from the balsamic crude oil found in the wood of mature Camphor trees  ...
N. Groom, 1997
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Cinnamon and Cassia: The Genus Cinnamomum
Introduction The camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora) grows naturally in China, Japan, Taiwan and in the adjoining regions of South-East Asia, its natural habitat extending up to the sub-Himalayan regions of India. It is also cultivated in  ...
P. N. Ravindran, K Nirmal-Babu, M Shylaja, 2003
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Camphor in Japan and in Formosa...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Charles Archibald Mitchell, 2011
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This body is made of camphor and gopherwood: prose poems
Illustrated by a series of snail drawings, Bly's prose poems merge elements of imagination, spirituality, and eroticism as they explore the mysteries and energies of the body
Robert Bly, 1977
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Universal Technological Dictionary: Or, Familiar ...
or Camphor-Tree, the Laurus camphora of Linnasus ; a tree so called because it yields the camphor, which is extracted by distilling the wood with water in pots stuffed with straw, when the camphor sublimes, and concretes upon the straw in ...
George Crabb, 1823
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Encyclopedia of Food and Color Additives
d-CAMPHOR Synonyms Alcanfor; Bicyclo(2.2.1)heptan-2-one, l,7,7-trimethyl-, ( 1R)-; (+)-2-Bornanone; d-2-Bornanone; (+)-Bornan-2-one; d-2-Camphanone; Camphor, (+)-; Camphor U.S. P.; Camphor, (lR,4R)-(+)-; (+)-Camphor; d- Camphor; ...
George A. Burdock, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAMPHOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term camphor is used in the context of the following news items.
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An Interview Without Questions: Padmavathi Rao
Acres of sprawling wilderness, the smell of greenery hits the nostrils like camphor to flame and the burning sun and the blue sky make it a place ... «Swarajya, Jul 15»
2
Sooji Halwa Recipe
... that point include the cardamom powder, raisins and palatable camphor. blend and after that include the percolating hot sugar arrangement ... «HungryForever, Jul 15»
3
Italy's Lago Maggiore offers three very different botanical sanctuaries
The Camphor terrace is famous for its ancient tree, once a new species Marco Polo wrote home about. The mad statuary of Milanese Carlo ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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HOME PROFILE: Colonial offers feel of the past in Middleton
For example, you see oak-framed exposed beams in the hallway, camphor and gunstock joints, exposed ceiling beams, beams with old mortise ... «Wicked Local Boxford, Jul 15»
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A weekend away in Tokyo: It's game on in Nakano
... with 84 rooms decked out in camphor wood and screens of traditional washi paper with sunken furo bathtubs starting from JPY75,000 (£389), ... «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
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Menthol gains on rising demand from pharma units
Caustic soda flake (50 kg) Rs 1,850-1,950, Citric acid (50 kg) (China) Rs 3,600-3,800, Citric acid deshi (50 kg) Rs 3,800-4,000, Camphor slab ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
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11 genius home remedies you must know!
Dandruff: Mix camphor with coconut oil. You can apply this every night before going to sleep. Premature graying of hair: Dry amlas and cut boil ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
8
Know your basil
Its piercing aroma, which intensifies when the herb is heated or very lightly cooked, has subtle camphor and allspice notes. Thai groceries may ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
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Summer recipes to get the best out of basil
Bury your head in a handful: there's clove, then cinnamon, citrus, even camphor (that strong Mediterranean smell you get from rosemary and ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Queuing up for the famed and patented Sri Vari Laddu at Tirupati
But its offerings of besan, sugar, ghee, cardamom, dry fruits and edible camphor – known as the Sri Vari Laddu – spawn innumerable copycats. «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Camphor [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/camphor>. Jul 2019 ».
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