oleophilic

[ oh-lee-oh-fil-ik ]
/ ˌoʊ li oʊˈfɪl ɪk /

adjective Chemistry.

of or relating to a substance that has an affinity for oils and not for water.Compare hydrophobic(def 2).

Origin of oleophilic

First recorded in 1955–60; oleo- + -philic
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