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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.
Translations of “oil”
in Arabic زَيْت, بِتْرول…
in Korean 식용유, 기름…
in Malaysian minyak…
in French huile…
in Turkish petrol, yemeklik yağ, sıvı yağ…
in Italian olio, petrolio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 潤膚/護發, 防護油, 潤膚油…
in Russian нефть, масло…
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 Indonesian minyak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 润肤/护发, 防护油, 润肤油…
(Definition of oil from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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