Definition of Oil

1. Noun. A slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water.

2. Verb. Cover with oil, as if by rubbing. "Oil the wooden surface"
Generic synonyms: Cover
Derivative terms: Oiler

3. Noun. Oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist.
Exact synonyms: Oil Color, Oil Colour
Generic synonyms: Oil Paint

4. Verb. Administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing.
Exact synonyms: Anele, Anoint, Embrocate, Inunct
Generic synonyms: Bless
Derivative terms: Anointer, Anointment, Embrocation, Inunction

5. Noun. A dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons.
Exact synonyms: Crude, Crude Oil, Fossil Oil, Petroleum, Rock Oil
Terms within: Atomic Number 6, C, Carbon
Generic synonyms: Fossil Fuel
Specialized synonyms: Resid, Residual Oil

6. Noun. Any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants.

Definition of Oil

1. n. Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc. They are of animal, vegetable, or mineral origin and of varied composition, and they are variously used for food, for solvents, for anointing, lubrication, illumination, etc. By extension, any substance of an oily consistency; as, oil of vitriol.

2. v. t. To smear or rub over with oil; to lubricate with oil; to anoint with oil.

Definition of Oil

1. Noun. Liquid fat. ¹

2. Noun. Petroleum-based liquid used as fuel or lubricant. ¹

3. Noun. An oil painting. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) to lubricate with oil ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) to grease with oil for cooking ¹

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Definition of Oil

1. to supply with oil (a greasy liquid used for lubrication, fuel, or illumination) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Oil

1. A triglyceride that is liquid at room temperature. Compare: fat. (09 Oct 1997)

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