Associations to the word «Oil»


OIL, noun. Liquid fat.
OIL, noun. Petroleum-based liquid used as fuel or lubricant.
OIL, noun. An oil painting.
OIL, verb. (transitive) To lubricate with oil.
OIL, verb. (transitive) To grease with oil for cooking.
OIL AND WATER, noun. (idiomatic) Two things which are incapable of mixing or coexisting harmoniously with each other.
OIL BEETLE, noun. Any of the genus Meloe of blister beetles, which release oily droplets of hemolymph from their joints when disturbed.
OIL BURNER, noun. A heating device which burns fuel oil; an oil furnace.
OIL BURNER, noun. A machine that uses oil as its fuel.
OIL BURNER, noun. (idiomatic) A device whose operation causes apparent combustion of lubricating oil.
OIL BURNERS, noun. Plural of oil burner
OIL CAKE, noun. The solid residue remaining after any oilseed has been pressed to remove the vegetable oil; it is used, with other ingredients, as animal food.
OIL CAKE, noun. A cake made with vegetable oil instead of butter.
OIL FIELD, noun. An area under which are reserves of petroleum, especially one with productive oil wells.
OIL FIELDS, noun. Plural of oil field
OIL GREEN, noun. A pale yellowish green colour.
OIL LAMP, noun. A simple vessel used to produce light continuously for a period of time from a liquid fuel source
OIL MILL, noun. A factory in which vegetable oil is extracted from seeds or beans by milling
OIL OF BRICK, noun. An empyreumatic oil obtained by subjecting a brick soaked in oil to distillation at a high temperature; formerly used in medicine and by lapidaries.
OIL OF MIRBANE, noun. Nitrobenzene.
OIL OF OLIVES, noun. (now rare) Olive oil. [from 14th c.]
OIL OF SPIKE, noun. (chemistry) An aromatic oil extracted from the European broad-leaved lavender, or aspic (Lavendula spica), used in varnish and in veterinary medicine.
OIL OF TALC, noun. (obsolete) A nostrum made of calcined talc, famous in the 17th century as a cosmetic.
OIL OF TURPENTINE, noun. Turpentine
OIL OF VITRIOL, noun. (chemistry) (dated) Sulphuric acid.
OIL OF WINE, noun. Enanthic ether
OIL OF WINTERGREEN, noun. The aromatic oil obtained from the berries of the wintergreen plant; mostly methyl salicylate; used medicinally and in perfumes
OIL PAINT, noun. A paint in which the colours are suspended in an oil such as linseed oil which hardens on exposure to the air.
OIL PAINTING, noun. A painting done with oil paints.
OIL PAINTING, noun. (uncountable) The art of painting with oil paints.
OIL PAINTING, noun. (humorous) (litotes) (with negative) A physically attractive person
OIL PAINTINGS, noun. Plural of oil painting
OIL PALM, noun. Elaeis guineensis, the principal source of palm oil.
OIL PALM, noun. Any species of palm which can usefully produce palm oil.
OIL PALMS, noun. Plural of oil palm
OIL PLATFORM, noun. A large structure used to house workers and machinery needed to drill and then produce oil and natural gas in the ocean.
OIL PULLING, noun. A traditional Ayurvedic folk remedy where oil is swished or held in the mouth, thereby supposedly "pulling out" toxins.
OIL RADISH, noun. (agriculture) (botany) Alternative term for oilseed radish
OIL RADISHES, noun. Plural of oil radish
OIL REFINERY, noun. An industrial process plant where crude oil is processed and refined into useful petroleum products
OIL REFINING, noun. The industrial process of converting crude oil into petroleum and other useful products
OIL RIG, noun. A rig, consisting of platform and machinery, used to drill for oil and other petroleum products like natural gas.
OIL RIGS, noun. Plural of oil rig
OIL SAND, noun. A relatively loose sandstone, or porous carbonate rock, impregnated with bitumen.
OIL SANDS, noun. Plural of oil sand
OIL SHALE, noun. A sedimentary rock containing kerogen from which petroleum-like shale oil can be produced by pyrolysis, hydrogenation, or thermal dissolution.
OIL SLICK, noun. A thin film of oil floating on the surface of water, especially one that has leaked or been discharged from a ship etc
OIL SPILL, noun. Oil slick
OIL SPOT, noun. A spot consisting of oil; for instance, in the ocean subsequent to an oil spill.
OIL STOVE, noun. A stove for heating or cooking powered by paraffin / kerosene
OIL STOVES, noun. Plural of oil stove
OIL SWISHING, noun. Synonym of oil pulling.
OIL TEST, noun. A test for determining the temperature at which petroleum oils give off vapor which is liable to explode.
OIL TRASH, noun. (slang) (idiomatic) (sometimes pejorative) (sometimes ethnic slur) An uncultured, rowdy roughneck employed in the petroleum industry, especially a "white trash" person if used negatively.
OIL UP, verb. To lubricate with oil, to cover or smear with oil
OIL WELL, noun. A hole drilled into the earth from which petroleum is pumped
OIL WELLS, noun. Plural of oil well

Dictionary definition

OIL, noun. A slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water.
OIL, noun. Oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist.
OIL, noun. A dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons.
OIL, noun. Any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants.
OIL, verb. Cover with oil, as if by rubbing; "oil the wooden surface".
OIL, verb. Administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing.

Wise words

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