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oleophilic

[oh-lee-oh-fil-ik] /ˌoʊ li oʊˈfɪl ɪk/
adjective, Chemistry.
1.
of or relating to a substance that has an affinity for oils and not for water.
Compare hydrophobic (def 2).
Origin of oleophilic
1955-1960
First recorded in 1955-60; oleo- + -philic
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