oil bath

noun

Definition of oil bath

  1. :  a bath of oil: such as a :  a volume of oil in which a solid is submerged (as for lubrication, preservation, or tempering) b :  the container for oil so used c :  a stream of oil flowing upon a cutting tool to cool it

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