drying oil

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dry·ing oil

An organic oil, such as linseed oil, used as a binder in paints and varnishes. It dries into a tough elastic layer when applied in a thin film and exposed to air.

drying oil

(Chemical Engineering) one of a number of animal or vegetable oils, such as linseed oil, that harden by oxidation on exposure to air: used as a base for some paints and varnishes

dry′ing oil`

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.
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Noun1.drying oil - an oil that hardens in air due to oxidation and is often used as a paint or varnish base
vegetable oil, oil - any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants
animal oil - any oil obtained from animal substances
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A major concern about coatings based on alkyd and drying oil films is their tendency to yellow in the absence of UV light.
Soucek is a recognized leader in drying oil technologies, especially with bio-based feedstocks (25 publications), and has been a leader in the renaissance of alkyd technology (15 publications), where he organized and edited a special issue of Progress in Organic Coatings devoted to the subject.
The drying oil fields of Indonesia is putting a dent on the nation's coffers, as oil and gas sector regulator SKK Migas showed in its data that cost recovery expenses by oil producers reimbursed by the national government has increased four times to $15.
The "linolenic"-rich linseed oil is a drying oil; whereas SFO, a "linoleic"-rich oil of lower iodine value (Table 4), is a semi drying oil with much inferior film-forming properties.