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oil slick

noun

Simple Definition of oil slick

  • : a thin layer of oil that is floating on the surface of the ocean, a lake, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of oil slick

  1. :  a film of oil floating on water

1889

First Known Use of oil slick

1889


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