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oily

adjective \ˈi-lē\

: having the smooth or greasy quality of oil

: covered or soaked with oil

: containing or producing a large amount of oil

oil·i·eroil·i·est

Full Definition of OILY

1
:  of, relating to, or consisting of oil
2
a :  covered or impregnated with oil <oily rags>
b :  relatively high in naturally secreted oils <oily skin> <oily hair>
3
:  excessively smooth or suave in manner
oil·i·ly \ˈi-lə-lē\ adverb
oil·i·ness \-lē-nəs\ noun

Examples of OILY

  1. The liquid has an oily feel.
  2. a pile of oily rags
  3. The salad dressing was very oily.

First Known Use of OILY

14th century

Rhymes with OILY

oily

adjective \ˈi-lē\   (Medical Dictionary)
oil·i·eroil·i·est

Medical Definition of OILY

1
:  of, relating to, or consisting of oil
2
:  excessively high in naturally secreted oils <oily hair> <oily skin>

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