Definition of drying oil in English:

drying oil

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noun

  • An oil that thickens or hardens on exposure to air, especially one used by artists in mixing paint: a varnish is a transparent coating based on drying oils, resins, and solvents
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    • The gold leaf is laid over an oil-based adhesive, essentially oil paint consisting of a drying oil and pigment.
    • He had similarly sought further reductions in tariffs on wool, coal, wheat, apples, macadamia nuts, sultanas, wine, and specialized drying oils.
    • Water-repellent preservatives are mixtures of a solvent such as mineral spirits or other paint thinners, wax, a resin or drying oil and a wood preservative.

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