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Translation of "oil" - English-French dictionary

oil

noun /oil/
a usually thick liquid that will not mix with water, obtained from plants, animals and minerals huile olive oil vegetable oil cooking oil He put some oil on the hinges of the door The car’s engine is in need of oil.
oils noun plural
oil paint huile He paints in oils.
oily adjective
of, like or covered with oil huileux, gras an oily liquid an oily rag.
trying to be too friendly or polite mielleux The waiters in that restaurant are too oily.
oilfield noun
a place where mineral oil is found gisement pétrolifère There are oilfields in the North Sea.
oil paint
paint made with oil peinture à huile Some artists prefer to use oil paint(s).
oil painting
a picture painted with oil paints. peinture à l’huile
oil palm
a palm tree whose fruit and seeds yield oil. palmier à huile
oil rig noun
a structure used to drill oil-wells derrick The ship sailed past an enormous oil rig.
oil tanker noun
a ship used for carrying oil pétrolier An oil tanker has run aground near here.
oil well noun
a hole drilled into the earth or the sea-bed to obtain petroleum. puits de pétrole
strike oil
to find oil under the ground trouver du pétrole After drilling for several months, they finally struck oil We’ve struck oil (= found what we have been looking for) in our search for a suitable house.
Translations of “oil”
in Arabic زَيْت, بِتْرول…
in Korean 식용유, 기름…
in Malaysian minyak…
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 Vietnamese dầu…
in Spanish aceite, petróleo…
in Portuguese óleo, petróleo…
in Thai น้ำมัน…
in German das Öl…
in Catalan oli, petroli…
in Japanese 油, 石油…
in Indonesian minyak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 润肤/护发, 防护油, 润肤油…
(Definition of oil from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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