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oil slick

n.
A layer of oil floating on the surface of water.

oil slick

n
a mass of floating oil covering an area of water, esp oil that has leaked or been discharged from a ship

oil′ slick`


n.
a smooth area on the surface of water caused by the presence of oil.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oil slick - a thin film of oil floating on top of water (especially crude oil spilled from a ship)oil slick - a thin film of oil floating on top of water (especially crude oil spilled from a ship)
slick - a film of oil or garbage floating on top of water
Translations
ropná skvrna
olieudslip
öljylautta
naftna mrlja
油膜
물 위의 기름층
oljni madež
oljefläck
คราบน้ำมันที่ลอยบนผิวน้ำ
vết dầu loang

oil slick

nchiazza di petrolio

oil slick

طَبَقَةُ زَيّتٍ طَافِيَةٍ الَى الْـمَاءِ ropná skvrna olieudslip Ölteppich πετρελαιοκηλίδα marea negra öljylautta marée noire naftna mrlja chiazza di petrolio 油膜 물 위의 기름층 olievlek oljeflak tłusta plama mancha de óleo нефтяная пленка oljefläck คราบน้ำมันที่ลอยบนผิวน้ำ denize petrol sızması vết dầu loang 浮油
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