Oil (disambiguation)

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Oil is any of a number of nonpolar, hydrophobic, and viscous liquids.

Oil most often refers to:

  • Petroleum (crude oil), naturally occurring liquid found beneath the Earth's surface, or a derived product:
    • Fuel oil, liquid fuel burned for heat or power
    • Heating oil, liquid fuel used for building furnaces or boilers
  • Lubricant, a substance that reduces friction between surfaces
    • Lubrication, the process of using a lubricant to reduce friction between surfaces
    • Motor oil, any of various lubricants used in internal combustion engines
  • Cooking oil, a fat used in cooking, baking, and other food preparation
  • Big Oil, a name used to collectively describe major oil corporations

Arts and entertainment[edit]


  • Oil paint, paint with pigments suspended in an oil
  • Oil painting, the process of using paints based on oils


Television and film[edit]


  • Oil!, a novel by Upton Sinclair published in 1927



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