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shale oil

n.
A crude oil that is obtained from oil shale by heating and distillation.
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shale oil

n
(Elements & Compounds) an oil distilled from shales and used as fuel
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shale′ oil`


n.
petroleum distilled from oil shale.
[1855–60]
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Noun1.shale oil - oil extracted from oil shale by heating
oil - a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
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Translations

shale oil

nSchieferöl nt
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