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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
71 words

any neutral, flammable substance that is liquid at room temperature and is characteristically soluble in relatively nonpolar solvents but only

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
105 words

General term to describe a variety of substances whose chief shared properties are viscosity at ordinary temperatures, a density less

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Current Version:
2002
1 a viscous liquid derived from petroleum, especially for use as a fuel or lubricant. 2 petroleum. v. 1 lubricate or ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
used in several phrases relating to oil as a smooth and viscous liquid. oil and water taken as a type of two elements, factors, or people that do not agree or blend together.... ... More

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