Translation of oil in Spanish:


petróleo, n.

Pronunciation /ɔɪl/

See Spanish definition of petróleo


  • 1

    • 1.1(petroleum)

      petróleo masculine
      to strike oil dar con una mina de oro / con la gallina de los huevos de oro informal
      • the oil industry la industria petrolera
      • oil pollution contaminación petrolífera / de petróleo
      • On August 5 a boat collided with the oil tanker causing more than 85 tons of oil to spill into the river and coastal wetlands.
      • House wants to stick us with the tab for prolonging our destructive dependence on fossil fuels, foreign oil and dangerous nuclear technology.
      • In 1912, a small economic boom was fueled by drilling for oil, but it was short-lived.
      • The union wants Government to do away with middlemen in the procurement of crude oil to avoid unnecessary fuel price increases.
      • Although Iran exports oil, fuel for use in homes is not always available.
      • When we come back, oil is fueling an economic boom in Equatorial Guinea.
      • The two giants have put aside their differences and have decided that as oil runs out, fuel cells are the way forward.
      • Western civilization is now predicated on oil and the plastics derived from it.
      • The State more than pays its way through income derived from oil, commercial fishing, tourism, mining and logging.
      • Our economy depends so much on fossil fuel that a lack of oil without any alternative fuel sources would lead to total chaos.
      • Although often simplified as a religious war, the conflict is also fueled by competition for oil, land and other resources.
      • Today, high-tech machinery extracts the oil in minutes.
      • It takes a long time to extract oil under any conditions.
      • She also goes in search of fossil fuels and manages to extract oil from the local shale.
      • Essentially, you are selling a depleting resource, and once the oil is extracted from your land, no more will follow.
      • Taken together, these factors will increase the cost of refining oil.
      • Perhaps the most impressive feat was refining the oil to run vehicles.
      • It is unusual to drill an oil well without a paleontologist onsite to determine when the desired oil-bearing rock layer has been reached.
      • On the way home, their plane flies above a ship spilling oil into the sea.
      • If the railroad supervisor was negligent in overseeing the independent contractor who accidentally spilled oil into a river, whatever harm resulted should have been addressed in a civil proceeding.

    • 1.2(lubricant)

      aceite masculine
      to change/check the oil cambiar/revisar el (nivel del) aceite
      • oil change cambio de aceite
      • oil filter filtro del aceite
      • oil level nivel del aceite
      • oil pressure presión del aceite
      • That competition is helping the world move away from carbon-rich fuels, like oil and coal.
      • Ireland's heavy reliance on fossil fuels such as oil and coal is not sustainable for the future, he said.
      • At the moment islanders have to rely on a mixture of oil, solid fuel and small hydro schemes which are unreliable and expensive.
      • We used tilly lamps for light and had to transport oil and other fuel to the house.
      • We have to drastically reduce the burning of fossil fuels, coal, oil and gas, so we need more wind farms to produce cleaner electricity.
      • All forms of heating and water boilers - gas coal, wood, solid fuel, paraffin and oil - can be dangerous.
      • Stoves can be wood-burning or fuelled by coal, oil, gas or even electricity.
      • Carbon emissions occur wherever fossil fuels, like oil, gasoline, and natural gas, are burned for energy.
      • Prices are up for energy products, including diesel fuel and heating oil.
      • Fuel, including oil, gas and coal, represents 50 per cent of its generating costs.
      • It is oil for use as fuel, whether it is gasoline, jet fuel, or heating oil.
      • My Maserati is a top flight machine that requires the best grades of oil and fuel because I want it to run faster and burn hotter.
      • The rear main engine seal keeps leaking oil.
      • To check the oil, you remove the dipstick, wipe off the oil, and reinsert the dipstick as far as it will go.
      • In general, expect to change your mower's engine oil twice each year.
      • Transportation via internal combustion engines that use gas and oil is responsible for more than 17 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions on the planet.

    • 1.3fuel oil

      fuel-oil masculine
      gasoil masculine

    • 1.4(for domestic heating)

      gasóleo de calefacción masculine
      gasoil de calefacción masculine
      fuel(-oil) doméstico masculine

    • 1.5(for domestic lamps, stoves)

      queroseno masculine
      kerosene masculine
      parafina feminine Latin America

  • 2

    • 2.1Cooking

      aceite masculine
      oil and vinegar dressing vinagreta
      • The last group includes energy food, including animal and plant oil, starch and wine.
      • Three bottles of high quality essential oils infused into pure, skin-softening organic apricot kernel oil.
      • Biodiesel is an alternative fuel that can be made out of anything from organic canola oil to used cooking grease from fast-food restaurants.
      • Vitamin A is present in animal tissue, mainly in liver, fish oil, egg yolks, butter, and cheese.
      • Finally, Bell was to try adding flaxseed oil and other healthy plant oils daily to her food.
      • I can fill a tooth temporarily with zinc oxide and clove oil if the dentist is out of town.
      • Treat with applications of cider vinegar over the affected area, or apply a fungicide made by dissolving one part tea tree oil in ten parts water.
      • The one exception to the blockade against animal fat is fish oil.
      • The pouring of pure water scented with jasmine oil washes away worries.
      • Billy has been researching organic repellent using the oil of the neem trees he has planted around the gardens.
      • The cheddar made from animals fed on sunflower oil contained almost 2.5 times the amount of the nutrient than that made from cows fed a normal diet.
      • After being steamed on water with light soybean oil, spring onion and ginger, the fish is bland and delicate.
      • The strong fragrance of the special Japanese soybean oil made our mouth water and left us addicted to the cuisine.
      • Add the sunflower oil and enough water to form a supple dough.
      • The most abundant sources of industrial fatty acids are coconut oil, palm oil, and soybean oil.
      • It's just a matter of having the right type of fat - olive oil or canola oil instead of lard or butter.
      • These lamps, which are traditionally fueled by mustard oil, are placed in rows in windows, doors and outside buildings to decorate them.
      • Hemp oil largely replacing petroleum could mean the end of tanker disasters at sea which cause loss of life to seabirds and other marine organisms.
      • A former theatre boss is setting up a factory to turn used cooking oil into eco-friendly fuel for cars.
      • It is a subject that clearly fires him and he delves enthusiastically into the process of applying for landing slots and the use of cooking oil as a fuel.

    • 2.2(essence)

      esencia feminine

  • 3

    • 3.1(painting)

      óleo masculine
      a collection of oils una colección de óleos
      • These oils on canvas rework that fulcrum of modernist painting, the grid.
      • This remarkably representative exhibits of 42 oils and gouaches from that later period suggest why.
      • The company deals in originals, oils, acrylics, watercolors and serigraphs.
      • Luan Nel, occupying most of the space at the Goodman, shows an extensive body of oils and watercolours on paper and canvas.
      • The surfaces of the oils on linen and canvas are as smooth as television cartoons.
      • The galleries feature original oils, watercolors, limited-edition serigraphs, lithographs and sculpture.
      • One of Johannes Vermeer's most enigmatic oils, this painting was not even attributed to him when it entered the Royal Collection in 1762.
      • This offering boasted major works by Reynolds and Millais together with an oil and a watercolour by Turner.
      • Canadian war artists, commissioned and attached to units of all three services, produced a splendid array of oils, water-colours, and sketches.
      • If originals are desired but the budget is tight, consider original oils on canvas over works on paper.
      • Wouldn't it be better to display them with the oils on canvas?
      • Oil paintings sell for more money so it is reasonable to expect that the reproductions of oils on canvas will sell better, too.
      • Both are relatively small oils on canvas that lampoon those who grasp and fawn over power and wealth.
      • In the late oils and watercolors, he seemed to seek out the inner pulse of existence.
      • Bolton Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of oils, watercolours and prints of the Lancashire landscape, from the sea to the windswept moors.
      • Local landmarks feature strongly in the line-up of watercolours, oils and acrylics on show from Saturday, December 6 to 12.
      • She has put together a collection of oils depicting how light transforms everything in the vast open space of the desert.
      • Wilson Gallery is the sole representative of Machado's original oils and sculptures in North America.
      • Smirnov creates original oils and limited edition serigraphs that are sold all over the world.
      • Thereafter, Hunt painted only the occasional oil, concentrating on watercolour, of which he was to become a master technician.

    • 3.2oils plural(paints)

      he paints in oils pinta al óleo
      • a portrait in oils un retrato al óleo
      see also oil painting

transitive verb

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    (machine/hinge) lubricar
    (machine/hinge) aceitar
    (machine/hinge) engrasar
    (wood/bat) darle aceite a
    • Place the balls onto a lightly oiled baking tray and bake them for about 20 minutes, so they are slightly browned.
    • Lightly oil a 12-hole muffin tray then line each mould with a bacon rasher.
    • After coupling to the coach, No. 823 was coaled manually and then had to reverse down the shed road to be oiled and greased for the return journey.
    • Try bending the flap gently, and also try cleaning and lightly oiling the hinges.
    • My idea of lubrication was oiling my bike chain.
    • Hasina, who knows certain basics of stitching, has oiled her sewing machine.
    • He put away the golf clubs, having oiled them, and they did not come out of cold storage until 2000.
    • The hinges hadn't been oiled in so long that the slightest movement of the doors sent a creak from the hinge so loud that it could be heard anywhere in the huge home.
    • The hinges didn't even squeak; Dïen must have oiled them.
    • Does the machine need to be oiled?
    • On 26 April 1994, the transport was pushed out of the hangar in preparation for oiling and fueling.
    • They dashed here and there, replacing exhausted supplies of thread for shuttles, oiling machinery.
    • Apparently one of the shots had hit the main fuel repository, and just as the crews were oiling up their machines.
    • Set in an ice bath until chilled, drain and place on an oiled sheet pan.
    • Brush one side of each slice with extra-virgin olive oil and place, oiled side up, on a 10-by 15-inch baking sheet.
    • I mean we already are a perfectly oiled machine.
    • It swung open on oiled hinges to reveal two rooms.
    • However the two couldn't work without the other, they worked like a freshly oiled machine, another reason for the success of their business.
    • In Tucson, Arizona, Barbara dries them on her roof, spreading the tomatoes on oiled screens under cheesecloth tents to foil the birds.
    • Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2 slang oiled past participle

    cocido informal