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Definition of oily:

  1. Consisting of oil; containing oil; having the nature or qualities of oil; unctuous; oleaginous; as, oily matter or substance.
  2. Covered with oil; greasy; hence, resembling oil; as, an oily appearance.
  3. Smoothly subservient; supple; compliant; plausible; insinuating.


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