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Grease may refer to:

Common uses[edit]

  • Grease (lubricant), a type of industrial lubricant
  • Grease, any petroleum or fat (including cooking fat) that is a soft solid at room temperature
    • Brown grease, waste vegetable oil, animal fat, grease, etc. that is recovered from a grease trap
    • Yellow grease, in rendering, used frying oils, or lower-quality grades of tallow
  • Hydrogenated vegetable oil, used as a replacement for lard and other rendered animal fats
  • Vegetable shortening, used as a replacement for lard and other rendered animal fats


  • Grease, a euphemism, meaning, to bribe, as in "to grease someone's palm"
  • Grease, a slang term for killing, as in "The mob has been known to grease anyone who gets in its way"
  • Pomade, a hair styling wax

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]



  • Grease (film), 1978 film made from the musical, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
  • Grease 2, the 1982 film sequel, starring Maxwell Caulfield and Michelle Pfeiffer





Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Biology and healthcare[edit]

  • Grease, or Mud fever, a disease causing irritation and dermatitis in the lower limbs of horses, most commonly in the pastern and heel area
  • Grease moth (Aglossa cuprina), a fat-feeding moth


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