drying oil


Definition of drying oil

: an oil (such as linseed oil) that changes readily to a hard tough elastic substance when exposed in a thin film to air

Examples of drying oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This dry oil spray works to fight off hair damage while smoothing, strengthening, and softening it. NBC News, 10 Dec. 2019 For a cooling sensation that reduces puffiness, put your dry oil in the fridge for a few hours (but not so long that the oils harden, says Mattioli). Kari Molvar, Vogue, 3 July 2019 Here, the best dry oils that disappear into skin, leaving nothing behind but a summer glow. Kari Molvar, Vogue, 3 July 2019 Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is a multiple function dry oil for body, face, and hair. Elizabeth Siegel, Allure, 14 Mar. 2019 Look out for quick-drying oils like grapeseed, apricot kernel, argan, and marula, which are ideal for most skin types. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, 12 July 2018 So instead of reaching for facial creams made with nut butters or heavy oils, opt for water gel moisturizers or dry oils like camellia or rosehip. NBC News, 20 Apr. 2018 Stock up on heavenly orange blossom dry oil mist ($52) and bath oil ($48). Alison S. Cohn, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2018 The Magic Shimmer Oil is a dry oil that blurs imperfections but also leaves behind a subtle glow. Jesa Marie Calaor, Allure, 26 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of drying oil

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drying oil was circa 1760

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“Drying oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drying%20oil. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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