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Definition 1: oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for oil in the sense of this definition

(oil is a kind of ...) paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle

Definition 2: any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for oil in the sense of this definition

(oil is a kind of ...) oily or greasy matter making up the bulk of fatty tissue in animals and in seeds and other plant tissue

(... is a kind of oil ) used as a substitute for olive oil

(... is a kind of oil ) oil from walnuts

(... is a kind of oil ) oil from sunflower seeds

(... is a kind of oil ) oil from soya beans

(... is a kind of oil ) oil obtained from sesame seeds

(... is a kind of oil ) oil from seeds of the safflower plant

(... is a kind of oil ) any of several edible vegetable oils that can be used in salad dressings

(... is a kind of oil ) an oil from peanuts; used in cooking and making soap

(... is a kind of oil ) oil from nuts of oil palms especially the African oil palm

(... is a kind of oil ) oil from olives

(... is a kind of oil ) edible oil pressed from cottonseeds

(... is a kind of oil ) oil from the germs of corn grains

(... is a kind of oil ) oil from coconuts

(... is a kind of oil ) vegetable oil made from rapeseed; it is high in monounsaturated fatty acids

(... is a kind of oil ) mild vegetable oil when used as food; especially olive or edible rape oil

(... is a kind of oil ) any of numerous vegetable oils used in cooking

(... is a kind of oil ) an oil that hardens in air due to oxidation and is often used as a paint or varnish base

(... is made of the substance oil) a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter

Definition 3: a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water - [noun denoting substance]

(oil is a kind of ...) an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)

(... is a kind of oil ) oil from root bark of sassafras trees; used in perfumery and as a disinfectant

(... is a kind of oil ) an oil having the odor or flavor of the plant from which it comes; used in perfume and flavorings

(... is a kind of oil ) a distillate of petroleum (especially one used medicinally as a laxative or stool softener)

(... is a kind of oil ) oil used to lubricate the moving parts of a motor

(... is a kind of oil ) nonvolatile animal or plant oil

(... is a kind of oil ) a mixture of amyl alcohols and propanol and butanol formed from distillation of fermented liquors

(... is a kind of oil ) a thick oil comprised of linseed, tung, or soya oils which have been heated to over 300 C

(... is a kind of oil ) an odoriferous yellow oil found in orange flowers and used in perfumery and as a flavoring

(... is a kind of oil ) an oil derived from wood pulp and used in making soaps or lubricants

(... is a kind of oil ) a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons

(... is a kind of oil ) oil extracted from oil shale by heating

(... is a kind of oil ) a drying oil extracted from flax seed and used in making such things as oil paints

(... is a kind of oil ) a yellow oil obtained from the seeds of the tung tree

(... is a kind of oil ) an oil from chaulmoogra trees; used in treatment of skin diseases and leprosy

(... is a kind of oil ) a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)

(... is a kind of oil ) oil distilled from camphor resin

(... is a kind of oil ) any oil obtained from animal substances

(... is a kind of oil ) carcinogenic oil from calamus root used as a perfume

(... is a kind of oil ) oil obtained from mustard seeds and used in making soap

(... is a kind of oil ) edible light yellow to brown oil from rapeseed used also as a lubricant or illuminant

(... is a kind of oil ) oil from safflower seeds used as food as well as in medicines and paints

(... is a kind of oil ) oil from seeds of trees of the genus Hydnocarpus especially Hydnocarpus wightiana (Hydnocarpus laurifolia)

(... is a kind of oil ) fatty oil from kernels of babassu nuts similar to coconut oil

(... is a kind of oil ) semisolid fat from nuts of the cohune palm; used in cooking and soap making

(... is a kind of oil ) pale yellow fatty oil expressed from sweet or bitter almonds

(... is a kind of oil ) aromatic oil from American pennyroyal

(... is a kind of oil ) used chiefly in liqueurs

(... is a kind of oil ) pale yellow essential oil obtained from spike lavender used in scenting soaps and cosmetics

(... is a kind of oil ) oil from European pennyroyal having an odor like mint; used chiefly in soaps

(... is a kind of oil ) viscid acrid brownish-yellow oil from the seeds of Croton tiglium having a violent cathartic action

(... is a kind of oil ) a petroleum product used for fuel

(... is a kind of oil ) an aromatic oil that smells like lemon and is widely used in Asian cooking and in perfumes and medicines

Definition 4: a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for oil in the sense of this definition

(oil is a kind of ...) fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content

(oil is a kind of ...) a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water

(... is a kind of oil ) oil products that remain after petroleum has been distilled

(oil is made of the substance ...) an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds

Definition 5: administer an oil or ointment to; often in a religious ceremony of blessing - [verb of body]

Synonyms for oil in the sense of this definition

(oil is a kind of ...) give a benediction to

"The dying man blessed his son"

Definition 6: cover with oil, as if by rubbing - [verb of contact]

Samples where oil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • oil the wooden surface

(oil is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

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