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linseed oil Line breaks: lin|seed oil
Pronunciation: /lɪnsiːdˈɔɪl/

Definition of linseed oil in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A pale yellow oil extracted from linseed, used especially in paint and varnish.
Example sentences
  • The night she painted her now infamous Diana painting, the air was thick with the smell of turps, linseed oil and paint.
  • The group has also made hard plastics from tung oil and linseed oil.
  • To relieve tight and spasmed muscles due to sporting activities, massage well with a mixture of equal parts of rosemary essential oil and linseed oil.

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