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oil / aceite
 
oil   [ɔɪl]
A. -noun
1. (generally, also automobiles)   aceite (m)
(=holy oil)   crisma (f),   santo óleo (m)
·to check the oil
(automobiles etcetera)   revisar el nivel del aceite
a. to pour oil on troubled waters   calmar los ánimos
b. to pour oil on the flames   echar masculineánoun leña al fuego
2. (geology)   (as mineral)   petróleo (m)
·to strike oil
·encontrar petróleo
(figurative)   encontrar un filónoun
3. (Art)   óleo (m)
·an oil by Rembrandt
·un óleo de Rembrandt
·to paint in oils
·pintar al óleo
B. -transitive verb   lubricar,   engrasar
a. to oil the wheels   allanar el terreno
b. to be well oiled   *   ir a la vela *
C. -compound
·oil change   -noun   (automobiles)   cambio (m) de aceite
·oil colours   -noun plural   (Art)   óleos masculine plural
·oil deposits   -noun plural   (geology)   yacimientos masculine plural de petróleo
·oil filter   -noun   (automobiles)   filtro (m) de aceite
·oil gauge   -noun   (automobiles)   indicador (m) de(l) aceite
·oil industry   -noun   industria (f) del petróleo
·oil lamp   -noun   lámpara (f) de aceite,   quinqué (m)
·oil level   -noun   nivel (m) del aceite
·oil paint   -noun   (Art)   óleo (m),   pintura (f) al óleo
·oil painting   -noun   (Art)   pintura (f) al óleo
·she'noun no oil painting
*   no es ninguna belleza
·oil pipeline   -noun   oleoducto (m)
·oil platform   -noun   plataforma (f) petrolífera
·oil pollution   -noun   contaminaciónoun (f) petrolífera
·oil pressure   -noun   (automobiles)   presiónoun (f) del aceite
·oil refinery   -noun   refinería (f) de petróleo
·oil rig   -noun   torre (f) de perforaciónoun   (nautical)   plataforma (f) de perforaciónoun submarina
·oil slick   -noun   (large)   marea (f) negra   (small)   mancha (f) de petróleo,   capa (f) de petróleo (en el agua)
·oil spill   -noun
(=act)   fuga (f) de petróleo
(=substance)   oil slick
·oil stove   -noun   (for cooking)   cocina (f) de petróleo   (for heating)   estufa (f) de petróleo
·oil tanker   -noun   petrolero (m)
·oil terminal   -noun   terminal (f) petrolífera
·oil well   -noun   pozo (m) de petróleo
 
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