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Meaning of “oil” - Learner’s Dictionary

oil

noun [U]     /ɔɪl/
FUEL B1 a thick liquid that comes from under the Earth's surface that is used as a fuel and for making parts of machines move smoothly: an oil company an oil wellLubricationPetroleum products especially when used as fuelFuels
COOKING A2 a thick liquid produced from plants or animals that is used in cooking: vegetable oil →  See also crude oil , olive oil Fats and oils in food and cooking
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 Spanish aceite, petróleo…
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 Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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