nondrying oil

noun

non·​dry·​ing oil ˌnän-ˈdrī-iŋ- How to pronounce nondrying oil (audio)
: a highly saturated oil (such as olive oil) that is unable to solidify when exposed in a thin film to air

Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nondrying oil was in 1877

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“Nondrying oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondrying%20oil. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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