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oil slicknoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​layer of ​oil that is ​floating over a ​largearea of the ​surface of the ​sea, usually because an ​accident has ​caused it to ​escape from a ​ship or ​container
(Definition of oil slick from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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oil slicknoun [C]

 us   /ˈɔɪl ˌslɪk/
a ​layer of oil ​floating on ​water, esp. on the ​surface of the ​ocean
(Definition of oil slick from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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