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Spanish translation of “oil”


noun /oil/
a usually thick liquid that will not mix with water, obtained from plants, animals and minerals 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 He paints in oils. oily adjective of, like or covered with oil an oily liquid an oily rag. trying to be too friendly or polite The waiters in that restaurant are too oily. oilfield noun a place where mineral oil is found
yacimiento petrolifero
There are oilfields in the North Sea.
oil paint paint made with oil Some artists prefer to use oil paint(s). oil painting a picture painted with oil paints. oil palm a palm tree whose fruit and seeds yield oil. oil rig noun a structure used to drill oil-wells
plataforma petrolífera
The ship sailed past an enormous oil rig.
oil tanker noun a ship used for carrying oil An oil tanker has run aground near here. oil well noun a hole drilled into the earth or the sea-bed to obtain petroleum.
pozo petrolífero
strike oil to find oil under the ground 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-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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