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OIL, n. It seems to be named from its inflammability, for aelan, is to kindle, and to oil hence anaelan, to anneal aeled, fire. L. oleum Gr.

An unctuous substance expressed or drawn from several animal and vegetable substances. The distinctive characters of oil are inflammability, fluidity, and insolubility in water. Oils are fixed or fat, and volatile or essential. They have a smooth feel, and most of them have little taste or smell. Animal oil is found in all animal substances. Vegetable oils are produced by expression, infusion or distillation.

OIL, To smear or rub over with oil to lubricate with oil to anoint with oil.


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Entry for 'Oil'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/o/oil.html.

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