: lubricated, treated, or covered with or as if with oil
oiled paper
slang : drunk sense 1a

Example Sentences

Place the vegetables in the oiled pan. following the fuel spill, the resulting oiled stretch of roadway had to be closed to traffic
Recent Examples on the Web Place them on the oiled baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Sally Pasley Vargas, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Jan. 2023 Once, Cosell, ill and maybe a little oiled, threw up on Dandy’s boots. Dallas News, 28 Feb. 2022 Sprinkle the oiled area generously with salt and pepper. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Jan. 2023 Using oiled spoon, quickly spread brittle into thin, even layer, then sprinkle with salt. Woman's Day, 15 Dec. 2022 That effect is heightened by the interior’s neutral color palette, highlighted by some truly beautiful oiled teak on pieces like the salon’s dinette. Kevin Koenig, Robb Report, 26 Nov. 2022 The blanched beans need only a quick turn in a hot, oiled skillet with seasonings to soften past squeaky to just right. Genevieve Ko, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2022 Place thighs, skin-side up, on oiled grates over the unlit side of grill. People Staff, Peoplemag, 27 Sep. 2022 Transfer kebabs to hot oiled grill grates; grill until lightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes per side. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, 2 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of oiled was in 1530

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“Oiled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oiled. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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