Meaning of menthol
Pronunciation: (men'thôl, -thol), [key]
- Also calleda colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble alcohol, CHO, obtained from peppermint oil or synthesized: used chiefly in perfumes, confections, cigarettes, and liqueurs and in medicine for colds and nasal disorders for its cooling effect on mucous membranes.
- a mentholated cigarette.
- containing menthol; mentholated.
- menthol (Thesaurus)