fixed oil
noun Date: circa 1791 a nonvolatile oil; especially a fatty oil — compare essential oil

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  • Fixed oil — Oil Oil (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fixed oil — n a nonvolatile oil esp FATTY OIL compare ESSENTIAL OIL * * * an oil that does not evaporate on warming. Such oils, consisting of a mixture of fatty acids and their esters, are classified as solid (chiefly stearin), semisolid (chiefly palmitin),… …   Medical dictionary

  • fixed oil — fixed′ oil′ n. chem. a natural oil that is nonvolatile • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • fixed oil — n. a nonvolatile oil, esp. one found in fatty animal tissue and the seeds of various plants, including cotton, corn, flax, sunflowers, peanuts, coconuts, and olives …   English World dictionary

  • fixed oil — noun nonvolatile animal or plant oil • Syn: ↑fatty oil • Hypernyms: ↑oil * * * noun : a nonvolatile oil; especially : fatty oil distinguished from essential oi …   Useful english dictionary

  • fixed oil — /fɪkst ˈɔɪl/ (say fikst oyl) noun a natural oil which is fixed (def. 8b), as lard oil, linseed oil, etc. Fixed oils occur in the cellular membranes, etc., of animals, and in the seeds, capsules, etc., of plants …   Australian English dictionary

  • fixed oil — Chem. a natural vegetable or animal oil that is nonvolatile, as lard oil, linseed oil, etc. Also called fatty oil. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • fixed oil — noun a non volatile oil of animal or plant origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • Oil — (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc. They are of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oil bag — Oil Oil (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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