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oil

noun [U]
 
 
/ɔɪl/
NATURAL RESOURCES a thick liquid that comes from under the Earth's surface and is used as a fuel and for making plastics, etc.: More than 6,000 rigs were drilling for oil and gas. The oil price increase is a genuine concern. The oil exporting countries might not be able to meet rising world consumption.
Translations of “oil”
in Korean 식용유, 기름…
in Arabic زَيْت, بِتْرول…
in French huile…
in Turkish petrol, yemeklik yağ, sıvı yağ…
in Italian olio, petrolio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 潤膚/護發, 防護油, 潤膚油…
in Russian нефть, масло…
in Polish ropa (naftowa), olej…
in Spanish aceite, petróleo…
in Portuguese óleo, petróleo…
in German das Öl…
in Catalan oli, petroli…
in Japanese 油, 石油…
in Chinese (Simplified) 润肤/护发, 防护油, 润肤油…
(Definition of oil noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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