drying oil

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

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drying oil — n. an organic oil that, when applied in a thin film, dries to form a hard but elastic solid: widely used in paints and varnishes …   English World dictionary

  • Drying oil — Plant oils linseed oil Types Vegetable fats (list) Macerated (list) Uses …   Wikipedia

  • drying oil — džiūstantysis aliejus statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Aliejus, ore sudarantis polimerinę plėvelę. atitikmenys: angl. drying oil rus. высыхающее масло …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • drying oil — any of a group of oily, organic liquids occurring naturally, as linseed, soybean, or dehydrated castor oil, or synthesized, that when applied as a thin coating absorb atmospheric oxygen, forming a tough, elastic layer. [1860 65] * * * ▪ chemical… …   Universalium

  • drying oil —    An organic liquid which, when applied as a thin film, readily absorbs oxygen from the air and polymerizes to form a tough elastic film. Linseed, tung, soybean and castor oils are drying oils. Under certain conditions, usually involving large… …   Forensic science glossary

  • 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 — dry′ing oil n. chem. any of a group of oily, organic or synthetic liquids, as linseed oil, that when applied as a thin coating absorb atmospheric oxygen, forming a tough, elastic layer • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • drying oil — a type of fixed oil which thickens and hardens on exposure to the air, especially when spread out in a thin layer, being converted to a solid by absorption and reaction with oxygen …   Medical dictionary

  • drying oil — noun an oil that thickens or hardens in air, used in mixing paint …   English new terms dictionary

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