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oilyadjective

 us   /ˈɔɪ·li/
  • oily adjective (FAT)

like oil, or containing or covered with oil: an oily liquid oily skin/hair
  • oily adjective (FUEL)

covered in or containing a lot of oil: an oily rag
(Definition of oily from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"oily" in British English

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oilyadjective

uk   /ˈɔɪ.li/  us   /ˈɔɪ.li/
  • oily adjective (WITH OIL)

consisting of or similar to oil: an oily liquid
covered in oil or containing a lot of oil: an oily rag oily fish I have oily skin (= it produces a lot of oil).
  • oily adjective (TOO FRIENDLY)

too friendly and polite in a way that is not sincere
(Definition of oily from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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