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Overview of adj oily

The adj oily has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (4) greasy, oily, sebaceous, oleaginous

(containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds")

2. (1) buttery, fulsome, oily, oleaginous, smarmy, soapy, unctuous

(unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; "buttery praise"; "gave him a fulsome introduction"; "an oily sycophantic press agent"; "oleaginous hypocrisy"; "smarmy self-importance"; "the unctuous Uriah Heep"; "soapy compliments")

3. (1) oily

(coated or covered with oil; "oily puddles in the streets")

4. greasy, oily

(smeared or soiled with grease or oil; "greasy coveralls"; "get rid of rubbish and oily rags") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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