residual oil


: fuel oil that remains after the removal of valuable distillates (such as gasoline) from petroleum and that is used especially by industry

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Examples of residual oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These safe and absorbent ingredients are effective at lifting out residual oils and bean particles. Gemma Johnstone, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 June 2024 Skim residual oil from stock then blend stock with hand blender and set aside to make peanut sauce. 4. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2024 One tester loved the residual oil, too, using every last drop to cook other fish long after the Tonnino filets were gone. Grace McCarty, SELF, 13 Mar. 2024 Crews are still cleaning residual oil from the tanks so the ship can be sold for scrap. Ali Al-Mujahed, Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2023 Any residual oil on the pasta is simply emulsified into the sauce. Shilpa Uskokovic, Bon Appétit, 20 June 2023 Once that’s done — the salmon won’t be cooked through just yet — use tongs to transfer it to a plate, leaving any residual oil from the fish in the pan. G. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 14 Mar. 2023 Crude oil prices increased fourfold; job losses mushroomed as factories closed; gasoline was rationed; fights broke out in long gasoline lines; airlines curtailed flights; electricity generation from residual oil was reduced; and fuel allocations for the Defense Department were restricted. John A. Hill, WSJ, 10 Nov. 2022 Once inside the well, the microbes began breaking down the residual oil hydrocarbons in there—dregs that would be unprofitable to extract—to generate hydrogen and CO2. WIRED, 24 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of residual oil was circa 1948

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“Residual oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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