Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun oil

4 senses of oil

Sense 1
oil -- (a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water)
       => lipid, lipide, lipoid -- (an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates))

Sense 2
oil, oil color, oil colour -- (oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist)
       => oil paint -- (paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle)

Sense 3
petroleum, crude oil, crude, rock oil, fossil oil, oil -- (a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons)
       => oil -- (a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water)
       => fossil fuel -- (fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content)

Sense 4
vegetable oil, oil -- (any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants)
       => edible fat -- (oily or greasy matter making up the bulk of fatty tissue in animals and in seeds and other plant tissue)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb oil

2 senses of oil

Sense 1
oil -- (cover with oil, as if by rubbing; "oil the wooden surface")
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

Sense 2
anoint, inunct, oil, anele, embrocate -- (administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing)
       => bless -- (give a benediction to; "The dying man blessed his son")

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