linseed oil


Definition of linseed oil

: a yellowish drying oil obtained from flaxseed and used especially in paint, varnish, printing ink, and linoleum

Examples of linseed oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its 21 percent zinc oxide concentration provides very strong sun protection while the other ingredients, including shea butter, beeswax, and linseed oil, are all hypoallergenic and approved by pediatricians. Svati Kirsten Narula, Outside Online, 4 June 2022 The argument that one’s environment, and the ensuing stimuli, will mold a child into an exceptional species comprises, in a metaphoric sense, the splash of paint, immersed in linseed oil and mineral spirits. Jon Michail, Forbes, 23 May 2022 The most important ingredient, however, is linseed oil, which actively works to reduce the size of wrinkles by plumping, firming and tightening the skin to create a more youthful appearance. The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 May 2022 One set of their test samples was a series of pigments prepared in a mixture of egg yolk and linseed oil – a classic egg tempera recipe. Eva Amsen, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 Whether built with oak, spruce, or another kind of wood, each one is finished with linseed oil to bring out the natural grains. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Jan. 2022 In the decades after it was built, the dam powered industries including a linseed oil mill, a wood planing mill, a metal mill, a slate pencil mill and a tannery, the broadcaster reports. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 15 Oct. 2021 Liu altered realist renderings with surface effects, whether dripping linseed oil over the finished picture or adding sketchy, brightly colored lines that follow the contours of facial features. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 Farrow & Ball, however, steered clear of acrylics, sticking instead to simple linseed oil, which was purified and mixed with powdered pigment. Leah Dolan, CNN, 24 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of linseed oil

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2022

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Kids Definition of linseed oil

: a yellowish oil obtained from flaxseed

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Medical Definition of linseed oil

: a yellowish drying oil obtained from flaxseed and used in liniments, pastes, and green soap and in veterinary medicine as a laxative

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