Definitions for oilɔɪl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word oil
a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
oil, oil color, oil colour(noun)
oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist
petroleum, crude oil, crude, rock oil, fossil oil, oil(noun)
a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
vegetable oil, oil(verb)
any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants
cover with oil, as if by rubbing
"oil the wooden surface"
anoint, inunct, oil, anele, embrocate(verb)
administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing
Petroleum-based liquid used as fuel or lubricant.
An oil painting.
to lubricate with oil
to grease with oil for cooking
Origin: oile, from olie, from oleum , from ἔλαιον, from ἐλαία. More at olive. Supplanted æle, also from Latin.
An oil is any neutral, nonpolar chemical substance, that is a viscous liquid at ambient temperatures, and is immiscible with water but soluble in alcohols or ethers. Oils have a high carbon and hydrogen content and are usually flammable and slippery. Oils may be animal, vegetable, or petrochemical in origin, and may be volatile or non-volatile.
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Rank popularity for the word 'oil' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #966
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Rank popularity for the word 'oil' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1435
Rank popularity for the word 'oil' in Nouns Frequency: #402
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