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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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.
Long drying oil alkyd resins are prepared using unsaturated oils.
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.
The drying oil is reacted with a polyhydric alcohol like glycerol or pentaerythritol, forming polyol-modified vegetable oil or polyol-modified fatty acid.
The exploitation of soybean oil for new industrial purposes has by far outstripped the similar utilization of canola and flaxseed oils (the majority of flaxseed oil that is processed in Canada goes towards industrial usage, particularly as a drying oil in paints, varnishes, etc.