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oil

oil

 
 
pronunciation:
oIl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of numerous mineral, animal, plant, or synthetic substances that are viscous, usu. liquid, and greasy, and that are soluble in ether or alcohol but not in water.
similar words:
fat, grease, lubricant, mineral oil, petroleum, vegetable oil
definition 2: petroleum and petroleum derivatives.
synonyms:
petroleum
similar words:
crude, fuel, gas, gasoline, grease, lubricant, paraffin
definition 3: artists' paint that uses oil for its base.
similar words:
color, coloring, paint, pigment
definition 4: a painting done with such paint.
synonyms:
canvas, oil painting
similar words:
artwork, painting, picture
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: oiled, oiling, oils
definition: to cover or lubricate with oil.
synonyms:
grease, lubricate
similar words:
anoint, coat, embrocate, film, salve, slather, smear, spread
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: derived from oil.
similar words:
oleaginous
definition 2: relating to or resembling oil.
synonyms:
greasy, oily, oleaginous, pinguid, unctuous
similar words:
fatty, slippery
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