linseed oil

  1. a drying oil obtained by pressing flaxseed, used in making paints, printing inks, linoleum, etc.

Origin of linseed oil

First recorded in 1540–50

Words Nearby linseed oil Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use linseed oil in a sentence

  • The opening of the bowels may be followed with a pint of linseed oil, as an additional and gentle laxative.

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  • Besides these, two parts linseed oil to one part kerosene is a good polish; also one-half turpentine to one-half crude oil.

  • Unglazed tiles are restored to colour and cleanliness by a rubbing with linseed oil.

  • Omaha has a linseed oil mill which turns out yearly millions of oil cakes and thousands of gallons of oil.

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  • A grindstone with one side harder than the other can have its flinty side softened by immersing that part in boiled linseed oil.

British Dictionary definitions for linseed oil

linseed oil

  1. a yellow oil extracted from seeds of the flax plant. It has great drying qualities and is used in making oil paints, printer's ink, linoleum, etc

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