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oil

noun uk   /ɔɪl/ us  

oil noun (FUEL)

B1 [U] petroleum (= the black oil obtained from under the Earth's surface from which petrol comes): drilling for oil the oil industryB1 [U] a thick liquid that comes from petroleum, used as a fuel and for making parts of machines move easily: diesel/lubricating oil
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oil noun (FOR COOKING)

oil noun (FOR BODY/HAIR)

[C or U] a smooth thick liquid that is used to improve the appearance or quality of the skin or hair: bath oil

oil noun (PAINT)

oils [plural] thick paints with an oil base, used for painting pictures: Do you paint in oils or watercolours?

oil

verb [T] uk   /ɔɪl/ us  
to put oil on something, especially a machine, usually to make it work more easily without sticking
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Traducciones de “oil”
en coreano 식용유, 기름…
en árabe زَيْت, بِتْرول…
en francés huile…
en turco petrol, yemeklik yağ, sıvı yağ…
en italiano olio, petrolio…
en chino (tradicionál) 燃油, 潤滑油, 石油…
en ruso нефть, масло…
en polaco ropa (naftowa), olej…
en español aceite, petróleo…
en portugués óleo, petróleo…
en alemán das Öl…
en catalán oli, petroli…
en japonés 油, 石油…
en chino (simplificado) 燃油, 润滑油, 石油…
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