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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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Their oiled, waterproof coating and rubber soles will keep your feet dry. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Hiking Boots for Women, Reviewed by Experts," 4 Dec. 2018 Carefully wipe preheated grates with a lightly oiled paper towel. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "Cook’s Trick: Go Ahead and Overdo It," 7 Sep. 2018 Dinesen Douglas-fir wide planks, his inspiration from the start, extend through most of the house in a natural oiled finish. Erin Geiger Smith, House Beautiful, "Apartment Therapy's Maxwell Ryan's Home Is An Awesome Mix Of Scandinavian And Barnhouse Chic," 9 Jan. 2019 And so the well-oiled white male protector machine has been launched into overdrive. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Christine Blasey Ford Isn’t “Mixed Up.” But the Way We Talk About Sexual Assault Still Is," 18 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of oiled

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of oiled was in 1530

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English Language Learners Definition of oiled

: treated or covered with oil

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