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oil US English

A viscous liquid derived from petroleum, especially for use as a fuel or lubricant

oil US Thesaurus

make sure the car has enough oil

grease the wheels US English

Help something go smoothly

langue d'oïl US English

The form of medieval French spoken north of the Loire, generally characterized by the use of oïl to mean ‘yes,’ and forming the basis of modern French

gas oil US English

A type of fuel oil distilled from petroleum

nut oil US English

Oil obtained from the kernels of nuts and used in cooking and to make paints and varnishes

oil gas US English

A gaseous mixture derived from mineral oils by destructive distillation

oil pan US English

The bottom section of the crankcase of an internal combustion engine, serving as the reservoir for its lubricating oil

oil rig US English

A structure with equipment for drilling and servicing an oil well

tar oil US English

A volatile oil obtained by distilling tar, sometimes used as an insecticide

tea oil US English

An oil resembling olive oil obtained from the seeds of the sasanqua and related plants, used chiefly in China and Japan

argan oil US English

An aromatic culinary oil expressed from the seeds of the argan tree, native to an area of southwestern Morocco

baby oil US English

A mineral oil used to soften the skin

coal oil US English

Another term for kerosene.

corn oil US English

An oil obtained from the germ of corn, used in cooking and salad dressings

crude oil US English

Unrefined petroleum

fatty oil US English

Another term for fixed oil.

fixed oil US English

A nonvolatile oil of animal or plant origin

fuel oil US English

Oil used as fuel in an engine or furnace

fusel oil US English

A mixture of several alcohols (chiefly amyl alcohol) produced as a byproduct of alcoholic fermentation

heavy oil US English

Any of the relatively dense hydrocarbons (denser than water) derived from petroleum, coal tar, and similar materials

oil baron US English

A magnate in the oil industry

oil bath US English

A receptacle containing oil, used for cooling, heating, lubricating, or insulating equipment immersed in it

oil cake US English

A mass of compressed linseed or other plant material left after its oil has been extracted, used as fodder or fertilizer

oil color US English

Another term for oil paint.

oil drum US English

A metal drum used for transporting oil

oil field US English

An area of land or seabed underlain by strata yielding petroleum, especially in amounts that justify commercial exploitation

oil-fired US English

(Especially of a heating system or power station) using oil as fuel

oil gland US English

A gland which secretes oil

oil lamp US English

A lamp using oil as fuel

oil meal US English

Ground oil cake

oil mill US English

A machine or a factory in which seeds, fruits, or other plant parts are crushed or pressed to extract oil

oil paint US English

A paste made with ground pigment and a drying oil such as linseed oil, used chiefly by artists

oil palm US English

A widely cultivated tropical West African palm tree that is the chief source of palm oil

oil press US English

An apparatus for pressing oil from seeds, fruits, etc.

oil sand US English

A deposit of loose sand or partially consolidated sandstone containing petroleum or other hydrocarbons

oil shale US English

Fine-grained sedimentary rock from which oil can be extracted

oil slick US English

A film or layer of oil floating on an expanse of water, especially one that has leaked or been discharged from a ship

oil spot US English

An oily patch or mark

oil well US English

A well or shaft drilled through rock, from which petroleum is drawn

olive oil US English

An oil pressed from ripe olives, used in cooking, medicines, soap, etc.

palm oil US English

Oil from the fruit of certain palms, especially the West African oil palm

peak oil US English

The hypothetical point in time when the global production of oil reaches its maximum rate, after which production will gradually decline

shale oil US English

Oil obtained from bituminous shale

snake oil US English

A substance with no real medicinal value sold as a remedy for all diseases

sperm oil US English

An oil found with spermaceti in the head of the sperm whale, used formerly as a lubricant

stand oil US English

Linseed oil or another drying oil thickened by heating, used in paints, varnishes, and printing inks

train oil US English

Oil obtained from the blubber of a whale (and formerly of other sea creatures), especially the right whale

tung oil US English

An oil used as a drying agent in inks, paints, and varnishes

whale oil US English

Oil obtained from the blubber of a whale, formerly used in oil lamps and for making soap

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