Drying oil
Drying Dry"ing, a. 1. Adapted or tending to exhaust moisture; as, a drying wind or day; a drying room. [1913 Webster]

2. Having the quality of rapidly becoming dry. [1913 Webster]

{Drying oil}, an oil which, either naturally or after boiling with oxide of lead, absorbs oxygen from the air and dries up rapidly. Drying oils are used as the bases of many paints and varnishes. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • drying oil — noun an oil that hardens in air due to oxidation and is often used as a paint or varnish base • Hypernyms: ↑animal oil, ↑vegetable oil, ↑oil …   Useful english dictionary

  • drying oil — noun Date: circa 1760 an oil (as linseed oil) that changes readily to a hard tough elastic substance when exposed in a thin film to air …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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