oil

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
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n. grease (see oil); oil paint (see painting). —v. lubricate, grease (See oil); placate, flatter. See flattery, smoothness, servility.
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Friction-reducing fluid
Nouns
1. oil, fat, lipid, grease, wax; mineral, animal, or vegetable oil, ethereal, volatile, or essential oil; lubricant, lubricator; ointment, demulcent, liniment, lotion, embrocation, Vaseline, glycerine, pomade, brilliantine, unguent, emollient; suntan or tanning lotion or oil, face or cold cream, etc.; lard, tallow, beeswax, lanolin, spermaceti, paraffin; canola, rapeseed; black gold, petroleum, gasoline, gas oil, diesel oil, naphtha, benzine, kerosene (see fuel); benzene, toluene. Informal, gas.
2. lubrication, oiling, oiliness; unction, unctuosity, lubricity; lubritorium, grease rack or pit. Slang, grease or lube job.
Verbs — oil, lubricant, grease; anoint; lather, soap, wax, slick [up], smear, smooth, butter, lard, make slippery.
Adjectives — oily, greasy, slippery, lubricous, slick, smooth, lubricant, emollient; fat[ty], adipose, gummy, mucous, slimy, soapy, oleose, sebaceous, oleaginous.
Antonyms, see dryness.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Liquid, greasy substance]
Syn. melted fat, unction, lubricant; see fat , grease .
Common oils include: vegetable, animal, mineral, fixed, fatty, volatile, essential, machine, crude, lubricating, cottonseed, olive, canola, coconut, sunflower, peanut, safflower, castor, palm, corn, whale, sperm, linseed, drying, semidrying, nondrying, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, wormwood, candlenut, poppy-seed, soybean, sesame, cinnamon-bark, tung, cassia, vetiver, bergamot, wintergreen, cameline, palmarosa, chenopodium, ilang-ilang, cod-liver, halibut-liver, hake, fish; petroleum, kerosene, lard, tallow, oleo, oil of amber, oil of spike lavender, lanolin, turpentine.
2. [Liquid substance used for power or illumination]
Syn. petroleum, kerosene, coal oil, crude oil, liquid coal, rock oil, fossil fuel, fossil oil, cerate, liquid gold*; see also fuel , petroleum .
v.
Syn. lubricate, smear, coat with oil, lube*; see grease .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
crude oil, petroleum, lubricant, motor oil, machine oil, *black gold, *Texas tea, sludge, grease, ooze, lard, oleo, fat, vegetable oil, corn oil, olive oil, linseed oil, cod-liver oil, mineral oil.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Excessive, ingratiating praise: adulation, blandishment, blarney, flattery, incense2, slaver. Informal: soft soap. Idiom: honeyed words. See PRAISE.

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