residual oil


Definition of 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 Toss grapes in the same bowl used for vegetables and toss gently with residual oil and salt and pepper left in the bowl. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Oct. 2021 The pipeline has since been shut-off and with residual oil suctioned out. Priya Shukla, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2021 Hilcorp was also worried about depressurizing the gas line too much then, and potentially allowing residual oil to escape from the line, Carey said. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of residual oil

circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of residual oil was circa 1948

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“Residual oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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