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.
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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
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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