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 Spain also imports large amounts of fertilizers from Algeria, while Spanish companies send primarily soybean oil and meat products the other way. Joseph Wilson, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 June 2022 Droughts in South America and Canada, have also constrained supplies of soybean oil and canola oil, respectively. Anna Cooban, CNN, 19 May 2022 According to Grendys, the price of soybean oil has doubled, making products like chicken nuggets more expensive. Chloe Sorvino, Forbes, 17 May 2022 The United States has historically been a net exporter of soybean oil. Washington Post, 11 May 2022 The southeast Asian nation’s announcement of the ban on Friday sent U.S. futures tied to soybean oil, an alternative to palm, soaring to the highest price on record for a third straight day. Tribune Media Services, al, 24 Apr. 2022 Supplies of soybean oil, another alternative to sunflower and palm oil, have also run tight amid a drought in South America. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 25 Apr. 2022 Fresh soybean oil scores lower, as the formula factors in all the resources used to grow and transport the ingredient. Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2022 Goughary said a loss of Ukrainian and Russian sunflower oil will drive up the prices for soybean oil, palm oil and other vegetable oils, at a time when the U.S. is pushing to use vegetable oils in cleaner-burning biofuels. Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of soybean oil

1904, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Soybean oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soybean%20oil. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for soybean oil

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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