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[oh-lee-ik, oh-lee-ik] /oʊˈli ɪk, ˈoʊ li ɪk/
adjective, Chemistry.
pertaining to or derived from oleic acid.
Origin of oleic
1810-20; < Latin ole(um) oil + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This was further purified by forming the Boreum salt of oleic acid.

  • Care must be exercised not to heat too highly or the oleic acid will decompose.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • Fats are glycerides; that is, combinations of oleic, palmetic, and stearic acids.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • A variety of oleic acid discovered in saponified castor oil.

  • Besides these the fatty acids, stearic, red oil (oleic acid) are more or less extensively used.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • Red oil (oleic acid, elaine) and stearic acid are the two fatty acids most generally bought for soap making.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • The oleic acid, being liquid at ordinary temperature, together with some stearic and palmitic acid, is thus pressed out.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • The quality of stearic acid is best judged by the melting point, since the presence of any oleic acid lowers this.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • Olein, a combination of oleic acid and glycerine, as well as oleic acid itself largely forms the liquid portion of oils and fats.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • This is made by the action of concentrated sulfuric acid upon a solution of oleic acid or stearic acid in an aromatic hydrocarbon.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen

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