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rape oil

noun Chemistry.

a brownish-yellow oil obtained by expression from rapeseed and used chiefly as a lubricant, an illuminant, and in the manufacture of rubber substitutes.


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Nearby words

rapallo, rape, rape culture, rape of lucrece, the, rape of the lock, the, rape oil, rapeseed, rapeseed oil, raphael, raphaelesque, raphe

Origin of rape oil

First recorded in 1535–45
Also called rapeseed oil, colza oil. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for rapeseed oil

rapeseed oil


oil extracted from rapeseed, used as a lubricant, as a constituent of soaps, etcAlso called: rape oil, colza oil
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