There are 2 translations of oil in Spanish:

oil1

Pronunciation: /ɔɪl/

n

  • 1 u 1.1 (petroleum) petróleo (m) to strike oil [colloquial/familiar] dar* con una mina de oro or con la gallina de los huevos de oro [familiar/colloquial] (lit: reach oil) encontrar* petróleo (before n) oil baron magnate (m) del petróleo oil company petrolera (f) the oil industry la industria petrolera oil pipeline oleoducto (m) oil pollution contaminación (f) petrolífera or de petróleo oil refinery refinería (f) de petróleo oil spill derrame (m) de petróleo oil tanker (ship) petrolero (m) (truck) camión (m) cisterna (para petróleo)
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    • It will increasingly rely on foreign corporations for its investments in the industry and for its crude oil and petroleum products.
    • Oil refining refers to the processes involved in converting crude oil into useful petroleum products.
    • The sooner we develop them the less reliant we will be on imports of crude oil and refined petroleum products.
    1.2 (lubricant) aceite (m) to change/check the oil cambiar/revisar el (nivel del) aceite to pour oil on troubled waters tratar de apaciguar los ánimos (before n) oil change cambio (m) de aceite oil filter filtro (m) del aceite oil gauge indicador (m) del nivel del aceite oil level nivel (m) del aceite oil pressure presión (m) 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 (m), gasoil (m)
    1.4 (for domestic heating) gasóleo (m) or gasoil (m) de calefacción, fuel(-oil) (m) doméstico 1.5 (for domestic lamps, stoves) queroseno (m), kerosene (m), parafina (f) (AmL) to burn the midnight oil quemarse las cejas
  • 2 u c 2.1 [Culin] aceite (m) (before n) oil and vinegar dressing vinagreta (f) 2.2 (essence) esencia (f)
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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 c (painting) óleo (m) a collection of oils una colección de óleos 3.2
    (oils pl)
    (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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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.

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 p)
    [slang/argot] (drunk) borracho, cocido [familiar/colloquial]

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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.