soybean oil

noun
plural soybean oils

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

Examples of soybean oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Soy candles are poured with wax that comes from soybean oil. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "6 Best Soy Candles for a Clean, Long-Lasting Scent," 22 Jan. 2021 Soy wax, which has been around for about 25 years, is made of soybean oil that has been hydrogenated. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, "Candles are comforting us in a dark year. Here’s how to choose the right one for you.," 16 Dec. 2020 In the first study presentation, nearly 26,000 men and women who had no history of heart problems received either 2000 IU of vitamin D3 and/or 840 mg of omega-3 fatty acids, or a placebo -- olive oil or soybean oil. Jen Christensen, CNN, "Fish oil doesn't seem to prevent heart problems, studies find," 15 Nov. 2020 Canola oil, soybean oil, grapeseed oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, and sunflower oil. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "What You Can (and Can’t) Eat on a Keto Diet," 23 June 2020 Just to make things even more complicated, a key factor for soybean oil is the price of the meal left over after crushing. David Fickling | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Palm Oil’s Price Switch Won’t Save the Orangutan," 25 Nov. 2019 Given the way hedge funds have cut bullish bets on soybean oil in recent weeks, the spread could flip to a premium soon for the first time in almost a decade. David Fickling | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Palm Oil’s Price Switch Won’t Save the Orangutan," 25 Nov. 2019 If more soybean oil goes into products that previously used palm, that ultimately will lead to more soy plantings in Brazil’s cerrado savannah, an activity that’s indirectly linked to this year’s Amazon fires. David Fickling | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Palm Oil’s Price Switch Won’t Save the Orangutan," 25 Nov. 2019 The barges contained soybean oil, lube oil, naphtha and monoethylene glycol, the Coast Guard said. Christina Maxouris And Dakin Andone, CNN, "Barges break loose and strike a bridge near Houston after Imelda forces 400 water rescues and strands 300 drivers," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of soybean oil

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Soybean oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soybean%20oil. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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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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