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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A slippery or greasy liquid that does not mix with water.

Usage examples (28)
  • ...when they got home Cinderella lay in her dirty clothes among the ashes, and a dim little oil.-lamp was burning on the mantel-piece, . . .
  • oil the wooden surface
  • America would probably still be able to obtain oil from the mid-East — which is our only strategic interest in the region.
  • This oil is the leftover oil after frying the vadas. for more
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