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oil

oil

 
 
pronunciation:
oIl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any one of the greasy liquids that come from minerals, animals, plants or chemicals. Oil can be dissolved in alcohol, but not water.
Olive oil is used for cooking, while pine oil is used to make cleaners.
similar words:
fat, grease, petroleum
definition 2: a liquid found beneath the earth's surface, or the products made from this liquid and used for fuel or lubrication; petroleum.
synonyms:
petroleum
similar words:
crude, fuel, gas, gasoline, grease, paraffin
definition 3: artists' paint that uses oil as its base.
The painting class is using oils this month and watercolors next month.
similar words:
color, coloring, paint, pigment
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