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oil meaning

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WOil
  • An oil is any neutral,
  • The general definition of oil includes classes of chemical compounds that may be otherwise unrelated
oil
  • 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
              • Wooden garden furniture must be well oiled as it is continuously exposed to weather.
              • "The stump was dipped in boiling oil to cicatrize the wound." - The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night
              • Things went well through the crisp toasts with oiled acciughe, blistered friggitello peppers from the garden.
            2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • Most dilbits are similar in consistency to intermediate fuel oils.
              • 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.
              • We will waterflood the well in order to obtain the remaining oil.

          Meaning of oil for the defined word.

          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.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
                • Singularia tantum
                  • Uncountable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
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