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1 having or being a surface so smooth as to greatly reduce traction
  • following the fuel spill, the resulting oiled stretch of roadway had to be closed to traffic

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2 slang being under the influence of alcohol
  • Casino operators like to keep their guests oiled and willing to part with their money.

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past tense of oil

Synonyms & Antonyms of oiled (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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The first known use of oiled was in 1530

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“Oiled.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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