soybean oil

noun

Definition of soybean oil 

: a pale yellow drying or semidrying oil that is obtained from soybeans and is used chiefly as a food, in paints, varnishes, linoleum, printing ink, and soap, and as a source of phospholipids, fatty acids, and sterols

called also soya oil

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Made from renewable products such as natural corn and soybean oils, Powerfill is soft and flexible and will result in fewer abrasions and a softer impact for players diving for balls. Jeff Piorkowski/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Gilmour Academy cuts ribbon on new baseball field; made possible with Figgie donation," 3 May 2018 Salad dressing is made with soybean oil, vinegar, eggs, corn syrup and spices like paprika, mustard and garlic. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Here’s to the U.S. flag!," 13 June 2018 Most common jars of mayo contain soybean oil, which is has lots of fatty acids that make hair shiny, smooth, and tangle free. Larell Scardelli, Good Housekeeping, "11 Old Fashioned Beauty Treatments Grandma Used That You Should Too," 6 July 2017 In it, the purported efficacy of products like Avon Skin So Soft, citronella oil, soybean oil, and other natural remedies was disproven. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "Is DEET Safe?," 18 May 2018 China has threatened $50 billion in tariffs on U.S. soybeans, aircraft and cars, for example, and that could spur Chinese demand for some manufactured products, soybeans from Brazil, and soybean oil from Argentina. Mimi Whitefield, miamiherald, "Economies in the Americas are poised to expand but plenty of uncertainties could still slow growth | Miami Herald," 14 May 2018 One study, published in the journal Lipids, tested the effects of consuming about one ounce of either soybean oil or coconut oil over a 12-week period in women with abdominal obesity. Health.com, "Everything You've Ever Wondered About Coconut Oil, Explained," 2 Apr. 2018 Sugar and highly refined, processed oils, which include canola, corn and soybean oil (the use of which has skyrocketed up to 1,000% over the past century). Max Lugavere, CNN, "How your next meal could help fight depression and stress," 20 Mar. 2018 Goodyear's innovative industrialization of soybean oil technology proves that research and development in sustainable materials can benefit not only the environment, but also tire performance. Megan Becka, cleveland.com, "Goodyear wins international environmental award for using soybean oil in tread compounds of tires," 23 Feb. 2018

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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soybean oil

noun
variants: also soya-bean oil

Medical Definition of soybean oil 

: a pale yellow drying or semidrying oil that is obtained from soybeans and is used chiefly as a food, in paints, varnishes, linoleum, printing ink, and soap, and as a source of phospholipids, fatty acids, and sterols

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