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oil

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of oil

  1. a picture created with oil paint <that artist is known to have created only oils and charcoal sketches> Synonyms canvas (also canvass), painting, oil paintingRelated Words fresco, mural, panorama; diptych, triptych; acrylic, aquarelle, gouache, watercolor; distemper, drawing, etching, finger painting, pastel, sketch, tempera; masterpiece; pièce de résistance, showpiece


oil

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of oil

  1. to coat (something) with a slippery substance in order to reduce friction <if you oil the machinery on a regular basis, it will operate more efficiently> Synonyms grease, lubricate, slick, waxRelated Words bathe, douse (also dowse), drench, soak, souse, wash, water, wetNear Antonyms coarsen, rough, roughen; dehydrate, dry, parch, sear


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