There are 2 translations of oil in Spanish:

oil1

Pronunciation: /ɔɪl/

n

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (petroleum) petróleo (masculine) to strike oil [colloquial/familiar] dar* con una mina de oro or con la gallina de los huevos de oro [colloquial/familiar] (lit: reach oil) encontrar* petróleo (before noun/delante del nombre) oil baron magnate (masculine) del petróleo oil company petrolera (feminine) the oil industry la industria petrolera oil pipeline oleoducto (masculine) oil pollution contaminación (feminine) petrolífera or de petróleo oil refinery refinería (feminine) de petróleo oil spill derrame (masculine) de petróleo oil tanker (ship) petrolero (masculine) (truck) camión (masculine) cisterna (para petróleo)
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    • If the railroad supervisor was negligent in overseeing the independent contractor who accidentally spilled oil into a river, whatever harm resulted should have been addressed in a civil proceeding.
    • On the way home, their plane flies above a ship spilling oil into the sea.
    • It is unusual to drill an oil well without a paleontologist onsite to determine when the desired oil-bearing rock layer has been reached.
    1.2 (lubricant) aceite (masculine) to change/check the oil cambiar/revisar el (nivel del) aceite to pour oil on troubled waters tratar de apaciguar los ánimos (before noun/delante del nombre) oil change cambio (masculine) de aceite oil filter filtro (masculine) del aceite oil gauge indicador (masculine) del nivel del aceite oil level nivel (masculine) del aceite oil pressure presión (masculine) del aceite
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    • One of the most significant is carbon dioxide, a by-product of burning fossil fuels such as oil, petrol and coal.
    • The Defenders will also be running on a mix of more combustible aviation fuel and oil to help lubricate the engine.
    • The ban on smokey coal is proving beneficial, but the country is largely dependant on fuels such as oil and coal which increase greenhouse gases.
    1.3
    (fuel oil)
    fuel-oil (masculine), gasoil (masculine)
    1.4 (for domestic heating) gasóleo (masculine) or gasoil (masculine) de calefacción, fuel(-oil) (masculine) doméstico 1.5 (for domestic lamps, stoves) queroseno (masculine), kerosene (masculine), parafina (feminine) (Latin America/América Latina) to burn the midnight oil quemarse las cejas
  • 2 uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable 2.1 [Cookery/Cocina] aceite (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) oil and vinegar dressing vinagreta (feminine) 2.2 (essence) esencia (feminine)
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    • The last group includes energy food, including animal and plant oil, starch and wine.
    • Three bottles of high quality essential oils infused into pure, skin-softening organic apricot kernel oil.
    • Biodiesel is an alternative fuel that can be made out of anything from organic canola oil to used cooking grease from fast-food restaurants.
  • 3 3.1 countable/numerable (painting) óleo (masculine) a collection of oils una colección de óleos 3.2
    (oils plural)
    (paints) he paints in oils pinta al óleo a portrait in oils un retrato al óleo see also oil painting
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    • These oils on canvas rework that fulcrum of modernist painting, the grid.
    • This remarkably representative exhibits of 42 oils and gouaches from that later period suggest why.
    • The company deals in originals, oils, acrylics, watercolors and serigraphs.

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There are 2 translations of oil in Spanish:

oil2

vt

  • 1.1 [machine/hinge] lubricar*, aceitar, engrasar; [wood/bat] darle* aceite a
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    • Place the balls onto a lightly oiled baking tray and bake them for about 20 minutes, so they are slightly browned.
    • Lightly oil a 12-hole muffin tray then line each mould with a bacon rasher.
    • After coupling to the coach, No. 823 was coaled manually and then had to reverse down the shed road to be oiled and greased for the return journey.
    1.2
    (oiled past participle of/participio pasado de)
    [slang/argot] (drunk) borracho, cocido [colloquial/familiar]

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Mossos d'Esquadra is the name of the police force of the Catalan autonomous region. It has a wide range of responsibilities but the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional also operate in Catalonia.