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German translation of “oil”

oil

noun /oil/
a usually thick liquid that will not mix with water, obtained from plants, animals and minerals
das Öl
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
die Ölfarbe
He paints in oils.
oily adjective of, like or covered with oil
ölig
an oily liquid an oily rag.
trying to be too friendly or polite
aalglatt
The waiters in that restaurant are too oily.
oilfield noun a place where mineral oil is found
das Ölfeld
There are oilfields in the North Sea.
oil paint paint made with oil
die Ölfarbe
Some artists prefer to use oil paint(s).
oil painting a picture painted with oil paints.
das Ölgemälde
oil palm a palm tree whose fruit and seeds yield oil.
die Ölpalme
oil rig noun a structure used to drill oil-wells
der Ölbohrturm
The ship sailed past an enormous oil rig.
oil tanker noun a ship used for carrying oil
der Öltanker
An oil tanker has run aground near here.
oil well noun a hole drilled into the earth or the sea-bed to obtain petroleum.
die Ölquelle
strike oil to find oil under the ground
auf Öl stoßen, Erfolg haben
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.
(Definition of oil from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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