Translation of "oil" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

oil

noun uk /ɔɪl/ us /ɔɪl/
FUEL 燃油

B1 [ U ] petroleum (= the black oil obtained from under the earth's surface from which petrol comes)

石油;原油
drilling for oil 钻探石油
the oil industry 石油工业

B1 [ U ] a thick liquid that comes from petroleum, used as a fuel and for making parts of machines move easily

燃油;润滑油
diesel/lubricating oil 柴油/润滑油
FOR COOKING 食用

A2 [ C or U ] a smooth thick liquid produced from plants or animals that is used in cooking

食用油
olive/corn/vegetable/sunflower oil 橄榄/玉米/植物/葵花籽油
FOR BODY/HAIR 润肤/护发

[ C or U ] a smooth thick liquid that is used to improve the appearance or quality of the skin or hair

防护油;润肤油;护发油
bath oil 沐浴润肤油
PAINT 植物
oils [ plural ]

thick paints with an oil base, used for painting pictures

油画颜料
Do you paint in oils or watercolours? 你画油画还是水彩画?
verb [ T ] uk /ɔɪl/ us /ɔɪl/

to put oil on something, especially a machine, usually to make it work more easily without sticking

给(尤指机器)上油,给…上润滑油 → See also well oiled

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(Translation of “oil” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)