residual oil

noun

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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Remove from oven; transfer onto paper towel to absorb any residual oil. Caroline Manzo, Woman's Day, "Caroline's Blog: Satisfying Recipes To Keep You Slim When You're Stuck Inside," 27 Jan. 2015 Without residual oil and undetectable flakes in its way, my makeup went on more evenly and seamlessly than usual. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Peace Out Reinvented the Old-School Blackhead Treatment With Its Pore Strip Stickers," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of residual oil

circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

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