re-oiled; re-oiling

transitive verb

: to add oil to (something) again : to lubricate (something) again with oil
re-oiled the engine
re-oil a skillet

Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of re-oil was in 1843

Dictionary Entries Near re-oil

Cite this Entry

“Re-oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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