oleo-, ole-, -oleic, ol-

(Greek > Latin: [olive] oil; fat)

1. The treatment of diseases by the administration of oils given internally or applied externally.
2. Treatment with oil, particularly treatment by the injection of oil.
Wool fat containing about 30% water; used as a base for ointments and skin medications.
Any salt or ester of linoleic acid.
linoleic acid (s) (noun) (no pl)
A colorless liquid, essential to human nutrition: Linoleum acid is found in linseed and other natural oils and used in making soaps, emulsifiers, and quick-drying oils.
A tough washable floor covering, made from canvas or other material coated under heat and pressure with powdered cork, rosin, and linseed oil.
1. Containing or producing oil.
2. Containing an unusual amount of grease or oil.
3. Similar to oil in nature or consistency.
4. Unpleasantly eager to please, charm, or to be of service to people.
5. Unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; such as, "oleaginous hypocrisy" or "oleaginous comma"; "She was an oleaginous hypocrite who showered me with exaggerated compliments."
6. Etymology: directly and via Old French oleagineux, from Latin oleaginus, "of an olive tree, oily, greasy".
oleaginously (adjective), more oleaginously, most oleaginously
Pertaining to being unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech: Bert was talking to Gertrude with an oleaginously form of conversation
A small tree that is similar to the olive tree. It has silvery leaves and branches, greenish yellow flowers, and fruit that resembles olives.
1. A salt of oleic acid.
2. A pharmacopeial preparation consisting of a combination or solution of an alkaloid or metallic base in oleic acid, used as an inunction [administration of a drug in ointment form by rubbing to cause absorption of the active ingredient].
1. Derived from or relating to oil.
2. Derived from or relating to oleic acid.
oleic acid (s) (noun) (no pl)
A colorless oily liquid found in almost all animal and vegetable fats: Oleic acid is an unsaturated fatty acid and is used to make soap, ointments, cosmetics, and lubricating oils.
The production, processing, and marketing of olives.
Producing oil; as, oleiferous seeds.
olein, oleine
1. The chief constituent of olive oil and occurring in varying amounts in most other fixed oils.
2. A yellow oily liquid that occurs naturally in most fats and is mainly used as a textile lubricant.
3. The liquid part of any fat.

Related fat-word units: adipo-; lard; lipo-; obeso-; omento-; pimelo-; pio-; sebo-; steato-.