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oil paint

noun [U] uk   us  
a thick type of paint with an oil base, used for painting pictures
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Translations of “oil paint”
in Chinese (Traditional) 油畫顏料, 油性塗料…
in Chinese (Simplified) 油画颜料, 油性涂料…
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