Translation of "oil" - English-Italian dictionary


noun [ no plural ] uk /ɔɪl/ us /ɔɪl/

A2 a thick liquid made from plants or animals that is used in cooking

vegetable oil olio vegetale

B1 a thick liquid that comes from under the earth’s surface and is used as a fuel

an oil company una compagnia petrolifera
an oil well un pozzo petrolifero
oils [ plural ]

thick paints with an oil base, used for painting pictures

olio, colori ad olio
Do you paint in oils? Dipingi con colori a olio?

(Translation of “oil” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)