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oil

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noun \ˈȯi(ə)l\

Medical Definition of oil

  1. 1:  any of numerous unctuous combustible substances that are liquid or can be liquefied easily on warming, are soluble in ether but not in water, and leave a greasy stain on paper or cloth—see essential oil, fatty oil, volatile oil

  2. 2:  a substance (as a cosmetic preparation) of oily consistency <bath oil>

oil adjective




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