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oil meaning

EN[ɔɪl] [ɔɪɫ] [-ɔɪl]
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  • An oil is any neutral, nonpolar chemical substance that is a viscous liquid at ambient temperatures and is both hydrophobic (immiscible with water, literally "water fearing") and lipophilic (miscible with other oils, literally "fat loving").
  • The general definition of oil includes classes of chemical compounds that may be otherwise unrelated in structure, properties, and uses. Oils may be animal, vegetable, or petrochemical in origin, and may be volatile or non-volatile.
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    Definition of oil in English Dictionary

  • NounPLoils
    1. Liquid fat.
      1. Petroleum-based liquid used as fuel or lubricant.
        1. The dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in earnest began only in 1859 after an oil strike in Pennsylvania. The first barrels of crude fetched $18 (around $450 at today’s prices). It was used to make kerosene, the main fuel for artificial lighting after overfishing led to a shortage of whale blubber.
      2. An oil painting.
      3. VerbSGoilsPRoilingPT, PPoiled
        1. VT To lubricate with oil.
          1. VT To grease with oil for cooking.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Made of oiled silk, a gasproof suit that can be packed into a pouch and carried in a handbag offers protection from gas to a person caught in an air raid.
              • Results showed that supplementation of LipG1significantly improved the gut and heptaopancreas lipase activity of fish fed with palm oil diet.
              • Similarly, the biotech giant Cargill has begun manufacturing a polymer from vegetable oils that is used in polyurethane foams, which is found in beddings, furniture and car-seat headrests.
            2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • The cylinders of your engine are so worn the rings don't seal any more; you have to have it rebored to stop it from burning oil.
              • Second, LO has the well-defined volatile components linalool and linalyl acetate in almost equal amounts [14 ], the effect of which can be examined via the administration of LO as oil.
              • It would stretch the truth, but perhaps not tear it to tatters, to say that World War II was fought over oil.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
                • Singularia tantum
                  • Uncountable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
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                5. en oils
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                Grammatically, this word "oil" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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