fatty or oily substance

  • 1 Fatty series — Fat Fat, n. 1. (Physiol. Chem.) An oily liquid or greasy substance making up the main bulk of the adipose tissue of animals, and widely distributed in the seeds of plants. See {Adipose tissue}, under {Adipose}. [1913 Webster] Note: Animal fats… …

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  • 2 substance — noun 1 material ADJECTIVE ▪ addictive, cancer causing (esp. AmE), carcinogenic, dangerous, harmful, hazardous, noxious, poisonous, radioactive, toxic …

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  • 3 grease — grease1 [gri:s] n [U] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: craisse, graisse, from Latin crassus thick, fat ] 1.) a fatty or oily substance that comes off meat when it is cooked, or off food made using butter or oil 2.) a thick oily substance… …

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  • 4 se|ba|ceous — «sih BAY shuhs», adjective. 1. having to do with fat; fatty; greasy. SYNONYM(S): oily, oleaginous. 2. secreting a fatty or oily substance. ╂[< Latin sēbum tallow, grease, suet + English aceous] …

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  • 5 grease — grɪːs n. melted or rendered fat of animals; any fatty or oily substance; lubricant v. put grease on; lubricate; cause to run smoothly; bribe (Slang) …

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  • 6 greased — adj. oiled, lubricated, rubbed with grease grɪːs n. melted or rendered fat of animals; any fatty or oily substance; lubricant v. put grease on; lubricate; cause to run smoothly; bribe (Slang) …

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  • 7 greases — grɪːs n. melted or rendered fat of animals; any fatty or oily substance; lubricant v. put grease on; lubricate; cause to run smoothly; bribe (Slang) …

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  • 8 greasing — grɪːs n. melted or rendered fat of animals; any fatty or oily substance; lubricant v. put grease on; lubricate; cause to run smoothly; bribe (Slang) …

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  • 9 grease — I. n. 1. Unctuous matter (lard, tallow, etc.), fatty or oily substance. 2. (Farriery.) Scratches. II. v. a. 1. Smear with grease. 2. Bribe, give a douceur to, corrupt with gifts …

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  • 10 oil — vb Oil, grease, lubricate, anoint, cream all mean to smear or treat with an oily, fatty, or greasy substance, but they vary greatly in their implications of the substance used and the purpose for which it is employed and in their idiomatic… …

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  • 11 drug — drug1 /drug/, n., v., drugged, drugging. n. 1. Pharm. a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well being. 2. (in federal law) a. any substance… …

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  • 12 Drug — /droog/, n. Zoroastrianism. the cosmic principle of disorder and falsehood. Cf. Asha. [ < Avestan drauga] * * * I Any chemical agent that affects the function of living things. Some, including antibiotics, stimulants, tranquilizers,… …

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  • 13 grease — greaseless, adj. greaselessness, n. greaseproof, adj. n. /grees/; v. /grees, greez/, n., v., greased, greasing. n. 1. the melted or rendered fat of animals, esp. when in a soft state. 2. fatty or oily matter in general; lubricant. 3. Also called… …

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  • 14 Enzyme — Biocatalyst redirects here. For the use of natural catalysts in organic chemistry, see Biocatalysis. Human glyoxalase I. Two zinc ions that are needed for the enzyme to catalyze its reaction are shown as purp …

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  • 15 Hair care — is an overall term for parts of hygiene and cosmetology involving the hair on the human head. Hair care will differ according to one s hair type and according to various processes that can be applied to hair. All hair is not the same; indeed,… …

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  • 16 Sebum — An oily secretion of the sebaceous gland which helps to preserve the flexibility of the hair. * * * The secretion of the sebaceous glands. [L. tallow] * * * se·bum sēb əm n fatty lubricant matter secreted by sebaceous glands of the skin * * * n.… …

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  • 17 sebaceous —   a. fatty; greasy; secreting oily substance.    ♦ seborrhagia,    ♦ seborrhoea, n. excessive secretion of sebaceous glands.    ♦ sebum, n. fatty substance secreted by sebaceous glands …

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  • 18 sebiferous — [səbip′ər əssə bif′ər əs] adj. 〚< L sebum, tallow (see SOAP) + FEROUS〛 Biol. secreting a fatty or waxlike substance; sebaceous: also sebiparous [səbip′ər əs] …

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  • 19 fat — noun 1》 a natural oily substance in animal bodies, especially when deposited under the skin or around certain organs.     ↘such a substance, or a similar one made from plants, used in cooking. 2》 the presence of excess fat in a person or animal:… …

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  • 20 fat — ► NOUN 1) a natural oily substance in animal bodies, deposited under the skin or around certain organs. 2) such a substance, or a similar one made from plants, used in cooking. 3) Chemistry any of a group of solid natural esters of glycerol and… …

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