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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
Recent Examples on the Web Bring stuffing to room temp, cover with oiled foil, and bake 10 min. Kate Merker, Woman's Day, "Sourdough Herb Stuffing," 7 Oct. 2020 Lightly oil a bowl, remove the dough from its bag and form it into a tight ball, dump it in the oiled bowl and cover it with a warm, slightly damp kitchen towel. Anita L. Arambula, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Grilled eggplant pizza gets a Moroccan touch," 7 Oct. 2020 The line that separates the approach from the playing surface and where the oiled surface begins. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become an Insanely Good Bowler (It's Easier Than You Think)," 25 Sep. 2020 In practice, however, the machine has not been nearly as well oiled and effective as the image suggests. Julia Preston, The New York Review of Books, "Deportation Nation," 22 Sep. 2020 The flooring on the main level is oak in boards of random widths with an oiled finish. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "Modern lake home in Mahtomedi blurs the boundary between indoors and outdoors," 4 Sep. 2020 Even beans and rice are elevated from the usual by a paste of cilantro stirred into the oiled grains. Washington Post, "These 3 restaurants make you feel like a neighbor, and we all need a dose of that," 14 Aug. 2020 Rub all over with oil and dust with ground coriander, then place on an oiled baking sheet. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "5 dishes to cook for the 4th of July," 1 July 2020 Place peach halves on oiled grates, cut-side down, and grill, uncovered, until grill marks appear, about 2 minutes. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Grilled Peaches With Vanilla Mascarpone," 13 July 2020

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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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20 Oct 2020

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“Oiled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oiled. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of oiled

: treated or covered with oil

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