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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 Dozens of oiled wildlife have also been treated by veterinarians. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 17 Oct. 2021 Beachgoers should remain vigilant for noxious smells and avoid areas with oiled materials and tar balls. Claire Colbert, CNN, 11 Oct. 2021 No oiled wildlife has been found in San Diego County so far, according to United Command. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Oct. 2021 Ten oiled birds were found dead over five days, and 25 were recovered and taken to a wildlife center for treatment. Amy Taxin, ajc, 9 Oct. 2021 The Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach is preparing to triage oiled wildlife in the coming days, said Krysta Higuchi, public and community relations manager for the center. Los Angeles Times, 4 Oct. 2021 People were also advised not to try to capture oiled wildlife. NBC News, 4 Oct. 2021 Officials urged locals not to touch oiled wildlife. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 3 Oct. 2021 Wildlife rescuers search for oiled wildlife and check their vital signs. Matthias Gafni, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of oiled

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Oct 2021

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“Oiled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oiled. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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: treated or covered with oil

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