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OL

or OL. O.L

1.
Old Latin.

Ol.

1.
(in prescriptions) oil.
Origin of Ol.
From the Latin word oleum

O.L.

or o.l

1.
(in prescriptions) the left eye.
Origin
From the Latin word oculus laevus

-ol1

1.
a suffix used in the names of chemical derivatives, representing “alcohol” (glycerol; naphthol; phenol), or sometimes “phenol” or less definitely assignable phenol derivatives (resorcinol).
Origin
short for alcohol or phenol

-ol2

1.
variant of -ole2 .
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Examples from the Web for OL
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  • An' I hopes, OL girl,' says he, 'that you'll be able t' boil the water 'ithout burnin' it.'

  • They peered over, and from out of the blackness they were hailed by a faint "OL!"

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
  • Eusebius says that Bacchylides "flourished" (ἤκμαζεν) in OL.

  • Osc Brewster and OL Perry, who had been foremost in the trick had a fight as to which had been to blame.

  • I want to stay here on de OL plantation, along 'o my OL woman.

    The White Shield Myrtle Reed
  • There is nobody in all this world who knows so many tales as OL Luckoi!

    Wonderful Stories for Children Hans Christian Andersen
  • And with this OL Luckoi went away, and took his umbrella with him.

    Wonderful Stories for Children Hans Christian Andersen
  • Ill bet a hundred dOLlars they wouldnt do it, sez the OL man.

    Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason
  • OL Tank was on guard from two to four, an he woke us up by takin a shot.

    Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason
  • One by one they dropped off to bed until only me and OL Tank Williams was left.

    Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason
British Dictionary definitions for OL

-ol1

suffix
1.
denoting an organic chemical compound containing a hydroxyl group, esp alcohols and phenols: ethanol, quinol
Word Origin
from alcohol

-ol2

combining form
1.
(not used systematically) a variant of -ole1
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Word Origin and History for OL

-ol

word-forming element in chemistry, variously representing alcohol, phenol, or in some cases Latin oleum "oil" (see oil (n.)).

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OL in Medicine

-ol 1
suff.
An alcohol or a phenol: glycerol.

-ol 2
suff.
Variant of -ole.

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OL in Science
-ol  
A suffix used to form the names of chemical compounds having a hydroxyl (OH) group, such as ethanol.
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