fixed oil

noun Chemistry.

a natural vegetable or animal oil that is nonvolatile, as lard oil, linseed oil, etc.

Nearby words

  1. fixed idea,
  2. fixed investment trust,
  3. fixed liability,
  4. fixed link,
  5. fixed macrophage,
  6. fixed partial denture,
  7. fixed point,
  8. fixed price,
  9. fixed pupil,
  10. fixed satellite

Origin of fixed oil

First recorded in 1790–1800

Also called fatty oil. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for fixed oil

fixed oil


a natural animal or vegetable oil that is not volatile: a mixture of esters of fatty acids, usually triglyceridesAlso called: fatty oil Compare essential oil
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Medicine definitions for fixed oil

fixed oil


A nonvolatile oil, especially a fatty oil of vegetable origin.

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