Definitions

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  • n. An instrument for determining the weight and purity of oil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for ascertaining the weight and purity of oil; an elaiometer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument for ascertaining the weight and purity of oil; an el├Žometer.
  • n. An apparatus for determining the proportion of oil contained in seeds, nuts, pressed seed-cakes, and other materials. It is so contrived as to allow of a small quantity of a volatile solvent being used to extract the oil, being distilled back upon the material under treatment, and filtered through it a number of times in succession. See Soxhlet's extraction apparatus.

Etymologies

Latin oleum oil + -meter. (Wiktionary)

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