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Translation of "oil" - English-Spanish dictionary

oil

noun [no plural]   /ɔɪl/
A2 a thick liquid made from plants or animals that is used in cooking aceite vegetable oil
B1 a thick liquid that comes from under the earth’s surface and is used as a fuel petróleo an oil company an oil well
oils [plural]
thick paints with an oil base, used for painting pictures óleos, pinturas al óleo Do you paint in oils?
(Definition of oil from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

oil

noun /oil/
a usually thick liquid that will not mix with water, obtained from plants, animals and minerals aceite; petróleo 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 óleo He paints in oils.
oily adjective ( comparative oilier, superlative oiliest)
of, like or covered with oil aceitoso, grasiento, graso an oily liquid an oily rag.
trying to be too friendly or polite empalagoso The waiters in that restaurant are too oily.
oilfield noun
a place where mineral oil is found yacimiento petrolífero There are oilfields in the North Sea.
oil paint noun
paint made with oil pintura al óleo Some artists prefer to use oil paint(s).
oil painting noun
a picture painted with oil paints. cuadro al óleo
oil palm noun
a palm tree whose fruit and seeds yield oil. palmera
oil rig noun
a structure used to drill oil-wells plataforma petrolífera He works on an oil rig.
oil tanker noun
a ship used for carrying oil petrolero 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 encontrar petróleo 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)
Translations of “oil”
in Korean 식용유, 기름…
in Arabic زَيْت, بِتْرول…
in Malaysian minyak…
in French huile…
in Russian нефть, масло…
in Chinese (Traditional) 潤膚/護發, 防護油, 潤膚油…
in Italian olio, petrolio…
in Turkish petrol, yemeklik yağ, sıvı yağ…
in Polish ropa (naftowa), olej…
in Vietnamese dầu…
in Portuguese óleo, petróleo…
in Thai น้ำมัน…
in German das Öl…
in Catalan oli, petroli…
in Japanese 油, 石油…
in Chinese (Simplified) 润肤/护发, 防护油, 润肤油…
in Indonesian minyak…
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