|1.||[ noun ] (chemistry) a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water|
|Related terms:||lipid grease mineral_oil chaulmoogra_oil calamus_oil hyssop_oil safflower_oil pennyroyal_oil spike_lavender_oil hydnocarpus_oil sassafras_oil pennyroyal_oil croton_oil babassu_oil almond_oil fuel_oil essential_oil tung_oil animal_oil motor_oil fixed_oil fusel_oil stand_oil neroli_oil tall_oil petroleum shale_oil linseed_oil cohune-nut_oil rape_oil camphor_oil anoint|
|2.||[ noun ] (color) oil paint used by an artist|
|3.||[ verb ] cover with oil, as if by rubbing|
"oil the wooden surface"
|4.||[ verb ] make slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant|
"lubricate the key"
|Related terms:||change adjust lubrication|
|5.||[ noun ] (chemistry,food) any of a group of oils that are obtained from plants|
|Related terms:||edible_fat sweet_oil olive_oil coconut_oil corn_oil soybean_oil walnut_oil palm_oil peanut_oil salad_oil safflower_oil sesame_oil sunflower_oil cottonseed_oil cooking_oil canola_oil madia_oil drying_oil margarine|
|6.||[ verb ] (religion) administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing|
|Synonyms:||anele ambrocate embrocate inunct anoint|
|Related terms:||bless liniment anointer anointing|