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Definition of oiled 

1 : lubricated, treated, or covered with or as if with oil oiled paper

2 slang : drunk sense 1a

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Examples of oiled in a Sentence

Place the vegetables in the oiled pan. following the fuel spill, the resulting oiled stretch of roadway had to be closed to traffic

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Sprinkle salt and pepper over surface of chicken on both sides and lay chicken skin side down on oiled grate. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 meats to master on the grill: We went back to school to learn the best techniques," 29 May 2018 Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium low heat. The Si Staff, SI.com, "When the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo Collide, Make This Brunch," 3 May 2018 Step 4: Condition with wood butter Use a clean cloth to rub wood butter into the board until well oiled, being sure not to skip the edges and back. Meghan Caudill, Good Housekeeping, "How To Recondition An Old Wooden Cutting Board," 23 Aug. 2017 The escalidaba en conserva ($8) brings big flavors to the table courtesy of various roasted veggies including garlic which is puréed, making for an addictive spread over the charred and oiled bread that arrives hot off the grill. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Spanish flavors are bold (but imperfect) at this Louisville restaurant," 27 June 2018 That’s what golf can do, especially on a course like Shinnecock Hills, particularly on a day when winds turned the greens into well-oiled bowling lanes. Tara Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, "Phil Mickelson’s explanation was more ridiculous than his rule breach," 16 June 2018 On a sheet pan lined with parchment paper (or lightly oiled if that is easier for you), spread out the puff pastry dough into a flat rectangle. Carole Kotkin, miamiherald, "Puff pastry can be used in countless sweet and savory ways," 12 July 2018 Cover with a lightly oiled piece of foil and set on a rimmed baking sheet (just to catch drips). Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "BA's Best Lasagna," 19 Mar. 2018 Spoon into the oiled pan and flatten with a wet rubber spatula. Julia Sherman, New York Times, "A Cookbook of Artists’ Creative Summer Desserts," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of oiled

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Dictionary Entries near oiled

oil column

oil cup






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English Language Learners Definition of oiled

: treated or covered with oil

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