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
Synonyms: oil_color
Related terms: oil_paint
3. [ verb ] cover with oil, as if by rubbing

"oil the wooden surface"

Related terms: cover
4. [ verb ] make slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant
Synonyms: lube lubricate

"lubricate the key"

Related terms: change adjust lubrication
5. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) any of a group of oils that are obtained from plants
Synonyms: vegetable_oil
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
Similar spelling:   oily