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oily

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adjective, \ˈȯi-lē\

Simple Definition of oily

  • : having the smooth or greasy quality of oil

  • : covered or soaked with oil

  • : containing or producing a large amount of oil

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of oily

oilieroiliest

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or consisting of oil

  2. 2 a :  covered or impregnated with oil <oily rags> b :  relatively high in naturally secreted oils <oily skin> <oily hair>

  3. 3 :  excessively smooth or suave in manner

oilily play \ˈȯi-lə-lē\ adverb
oiliness play \-lē-nəs\ noun

Examples of oily in a sentence

  1. The liquid has an oily feel.

  2. a pile of oily rags

  3. The salad dressing was very oily.



14th Century

First Known Use of oily

14th century

Rhymes with oily


OILY Defined for Kids

oily

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adjective \ˈȯi-lē\

Definition of oily for Students

oilieroiliest

  1. :  covered with or containing a greasy substance <oily rags>

oiliness noun



Medical Dictionary

oily

play
adjective \ˈȯi-lē\

Medical Definition of oily

oilier; est

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or consisting of oil

  2. 2:  excessively high in naturally secreted oils <oily hair> <oily skin>





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