Definition of Oleaginous

1. Adjective. Unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech. "Soapy compliments"




2. Adjective. Containing an unusual amount of grease or oil. "Oleaginous seeds"
Exact synonyms: Greasy, Oily, Sebaceous
Similar to: Fat, Fatty
Derivative terms: Greasiness, Oil, Oiliness, Oleaginousness, Sebum

Definition of Oleaginous

1. a. Having the nature or qualities of oil; oily; unctuous.

Definition of Oleaginous

1. Adjective. Oily, greasy. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of manner or speech) Falsely or affectedly earnest; persuasively suave. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oleaginous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Oleaginous

1. Oily or greasy. Origin: L. Oleagineus, pertaining to olea, the olive tree (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oleaginous

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oldtimer
oldtimers
oldwench
oldwife
oldwives
oldy
ole
olea
oleaceous
oleaginous (current term)
oleaginously
oleaginousness
oleamen
oleamide
oleamides
oleander
oleander fern
oleanders
oleandomycin
oleandomycin phosphate
oleandomycins
oleandrin
oleandrine
oleanolic

Literary usage of Oleaginous

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"That no person, firm, or corporate body shall manufacture out of any oleaginous substance or any compound of the same, other than that produced from ..."

2. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"Oily : containing oil,—as ' an oleaginous or oily mixture. ... A peculiar oleaginous matter, obtained by continuing the distillation, after the whole of the ..."

3. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science ... with French and Other by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"Oily: containing oil,—as ' an oleaginous or oily mixture. ... A peculiar oleaginous matter, obtained by continuing the distillation, after the whole of the ..."

4. A Treatise on human physiology by John Call Dalton (1875)
"The oleaginous matters present a striking peculiarity in regard to the form ... For, while the three principal varieties of oleaginous matter are united ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Recent Discoveries and Doctrines of the by Edward Turner (1835)
"The first contains substances which are neither acid nor oleaginous ; the second comprehends the animal acids; and the third includes the animal oils and ..."

6. On the Nature and Treatment of Stomach and Urinary Diseases: Being an by William Prout (1840)
"GENERAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE PATHOLOGY OF oleaginous ASSIMILATION AND SECRETION. ALTHOUGH the oleaginous aliments and tissues, whether viewed with reference ..."

7. The Phasis of Matter: Being an Outline of the Discoveries and Applications by T. Lindley Kemp (1855)
"ALL animals and plants contain oleaginous proximate principles formed by the union of the three elements ... All these oleaginous organic principles consist ..."

8. A Manual of Chemistry, on the Basis of Dr. Turner's Elements of Chemistry by John Johnston, Edward Turner (1848)
"oleaginous SUBSTANCES. 1058. Fixed Oils.—The fixed oils are usually contained in the seeds of plants, as, for example, in the almond, linseed, rape-seed, ..."

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