Meaning of OIL in English


I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English ~e, from Anglo-French, from Latin oleum olive ~, from Greek elaion, from elaia olive Date: 13th century 1. any of numerous unctuous combustible substances that are liquid or can be liquefied easily on warming, are soluble in ether but not in water, and leave a greasy stain on paper or cloth, b. petroleum , the petroleum industry, a substance (as a cosmetic preparation) of ~y consistency , 3. an ~ color used by an artist, a painting done in ~ colors, unctuous or flattering speech, II. verb Date: 15th century transitive verb to smear, rub over, furnish, or lubricate with ~, intransitive verb to take on fuel ~

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