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Medical Term:

hard soap


Definition: a soap made with olive oil, or some other suitable oil or fat, and sodium hydroxide; used as a detergent, and in the form of a suppository or soapsuds enema for constipation; used also as an excipient in pills.

Synonym(s): Castile soap

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