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Noun: oil  oyl
  1. A slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
  2. Oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist
    - oil color [US], oil colour [Brit, Cdn]
  3. A dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
    - petroleum, crude oil, crude, rock oil, fossil oil, black gold [informal]
  4. Any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants
    - vegetable oil
Verb: oil  oyl
  1. Cover with oil, as if by rubbing
    "oil the wooden surface"
  2. Administer an oil or ointment to; often in a religious ceremony of blessing
    - anoint, inunct, anele [archaic], embrocate
  3. Lubricate with oil
    "oil the squeaky door"

Derived forms: oiled, oiling, oils

Type of: bless, cover, edible fat, fossil fuel, lipid, lipide, lipoid, oil paint

Part of: margarine, marge [Brit, informal], oleo [N. Amer], oleomargarine [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Oil, Gas & Energy Law