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Any [[mineral]], or [[vegetable]] substance or fat that is slippery, combustible, viscous, liquid or liquefiable at room temperatures. It is usually soluble in various organic solvents such as [[ether]] but not in [[water]], and used in a great variety of products, specially lubricants and fuels.
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Any viscid, flammable liquid - early use of the word referred exclusively to vegetable oils. Surprisingly enough, oil can be used to fuel [[oil lamps]].

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Any viscid, flammable liquid - early use of the word referred exclusively to vegetable oils. Surprisingly enough, oil can be used to fuel oil lamps.