Meaning of OIL in English

OIL

noun

1 used as fuel/to make machines work smoothly

ADJECTIVE

▪ heavy

▪ light

▪ crude

▪ refined

▪ offshore

▪ mineral

▪ engine , fuel , heating , lubricating , motor

▪ linseed

▪ paraffin (usually just paraffin ) ( BrE ) ( kerosene in AmE )

Use a rag soaked in paraffin ~.

… OF OIL

▪ barrel

▪ film

a rod coated with a film of ~

▪ drop

VERB + OIL

▪ extract , obtain , produce

▪ drill for

The company is drilling for ~ in the North Sea.

▪ discover , find , strike

▪ pump

▪ export , import

▪ burn , use

▪ change , check (in a car, etc.)

▪ soak sth in

▪ smell of

The place smelled of ~.

OIL + NOUN

▪ company , producer

▪ man (usually oilman )

▪ baron , magnate , sheikh

▪ industry , production

▪ drilling , exploration

▪ field , rig , well

▪ pipeline

▪ drum

▪ tanker

▪ refinery

▪ prices , revenue

▪ reserves , supplies

▪ slick , spill , spillage

a seven-mile-long ~ slick off the Alaskan coast

2 used in cooking

ADJECTIVE

▪ cooking

▪ hydrogenated ( esp. AmE ), polyunsaturated

▪ rancid

▪ coconut , canola ( AmE ), corn , groundnut ( BrE ), olive , palm , peanut , rapeseed ( esp. BrE ), sesame , soya bean ( BrE ), soybean ( AmE ), sunflower , vegetable

a bottle of extra virgin olive ~

▪ salad

VERB + OIL

▪ heat

▪ boil sb/sth in , cook sth in , fry sth in

▪ drizzle , pour

Toast the bread, rub with garlic and drizzle over a little olive ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~

Fry the potato in a little sunflower ~.

3 used as a cosmetic/fragrance/medicine

ADJECTIVE

▪ aromatic , fragrant , scented

▪ essential

essential ~s extracted from flowers

▪ natural

▪ body , hair

▪ baby , bath

▪ aromatherapy , massage

▪ cod liver , fish , omega-3

A daily dose of omega-3 fish ~ will help children to concentrate better.

▪ castor , evening primrose , flaxseed , lavender , tea tree , etc.

VERB + OIL

▪ massage , rub

She rubbed a scented ~ into her hair.

▪ massage sth with , rub sth with

▪ anoint sb/sth with

The sick were anointed with ~.

▪ extract

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

~ of rosemary

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