from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An organic oil, such as linseed oil, used as a binder in paints and varnishes. It dries into a tough elastic layer when applied in a thin film and exposed to air.
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- noun An
oilthat hardensto a tough, solid filmafter a period of exposureto air.
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- noun an oil that hardens in air due to oxidation and is often used as a paint or varnish base
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