Translation of "oil" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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oilnoun

uk /ɔɪl/ us /ɔɪl/

oil noun (FUEL)

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

石油;原油
drilling for oil 鑽探石油
the oil industry 石油工業

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

燃油;潤滑油
diesel/lubricating oil 柴油/潤滑油

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oil noun (FOR COOKING)

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 橄欖/玉米/植物/葵花籽油

oil noun (FOR BODY/HAIR)

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

防護油;潤膚油;護髮油
bath oil 沐浴潤膚油

oil noun (PAINT)

oils [ plural ]

thick paints with an oil base, used for painting pictures

油畫顏料
Do you paint in oils or watercolours? 你畫油畫還是水彩畫?

oilverb [ T ]

uk /ɔɪl/ us /ɔɪl/

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

給(尤指機器)上油,給…上潤滑油
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(Translation of “oil” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)