blown oil

noun

Definition of blown oil

1 : a thickened oil obtained by blowing a fatty oil (such as linseed oil or a fish oil) and used in paints and varnishes as a drying oil and in lubricants

called also oxidized oil

— compare bodied oil
2 : a semisolid or solid substance (such as an asphalt) obtained by blowing fluid bitumens or residual oils from the distillation of petroleum and used in paints and protective coatings

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“Blown oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blown%20oil. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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