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oil

noun [ no plural ] uk /ɔɪl/

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

aceite

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?

(Translation 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
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.

(Translation of “oil” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)