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oleophilic

[ oh-lee-oh-fil-ik ]

adjective

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of oleophilic1

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

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