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If troubled companies want to explain away 2008 as a 'black swan,' then someone should take responsibility for creating the oil slick that seems to have tarred the entire flock!
Andrew Lo

Meaning of "oil slick" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OIL SLICK

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OIL SLICK

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Oil slick is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OIL SLICK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oil slick

Oil spill

An oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, especially marine areas, due to human activity, and is a form of pollution. The term is usually applied to marine oil spills, where oil is released into the ocean or coastal waters, but spills may also occur on land. Oil spills may be due to releases of crude oil from tankers, offshore platforms, drilling rigs and wells, as well as spills of refined petroleum products and their by-products, heavier fuels used by large ships such as bunker fuel, or the spill of any oily refuse or waste oil. Spilt oil penetrates into the structure of the plumage of birds and the fur of mammals, reducing its insulating ability, and making them more vulnerable to temperature fluctuations and much less buoyant in the water. Cleanup and recovery from an oil spill is difficult and depends upon many factors, including the type of oil spilled, the temperature of the water, and the types of shorelines and beaches involved. Spills may take weeks, months or even years to clean up.

Definition of oil slick in the English dictionary

The definition of oil slick in the dictionary is a mass of floating oil covering an area of water, esp oil that has leaked or been discharged from a ship.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OIL SLICK

oil platform
oil pollution
oil press
oil pressure
oil producer
oil refinery
oil rig
Oil Rivers
oil sand
oil shale
oil sheik
oil spill
oil storage tank
oil stove
oil tank
oil tanker
oil terminal
oil the wheels
oil varnish
oil well

WORDS THAT END LIKE OIL SLICK

chick flick
click
cowlick
double-click
flick
killick
klick
left-click
lick
niblick
outslick
pay-per-click
point-and-click
right-click
rollick
Schlick
slick
super-slick
ultraslick
unslick

Synonyms and antonyms of oil slick in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oil slick» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OIL SLICK

Find out the translation of oil slick to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oil slick from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oil slick» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

浮油
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

marea negra
570 millions of speakers

English

oil slick
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेल चालाक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طَبَقَةُ زَيّتٍ طَافِيَةٍ الَى الْـمَاءِ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нефтяная пленка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mancha de óleo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তেলের আস্তরণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

marée noire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

tumpahan minyak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ölteppich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

油膜
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

물 위의 기름층
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lenga jempol
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vết dầu loang
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எண்ணெய் திட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तेल चिकट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yağ birikintisi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chiazza di petrolio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tłusta plama
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нафтова пляма
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pată de petrol
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πετρελαιοκηλίδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oliekol
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oljefläck
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oljeflak
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oil slick

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OIL SLICK»

The term «oil slick» is regularly used and occupies the 102.288 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oil slick

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QUOTES WITH «OIL SLICK»

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Andrew Lo
If troubled companies want to explain away 2008 as a 'black swan,' then someone should take responsibility for creating the oil slick that seems to have tarred the entire flock!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OIL SLICK»

Discover the use of oil slick in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oil slick and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Oil Spill Environmental Forensics: Fingerprinting and Source ...
... water surface. This calculation demonstrates that viewing angle is important and that the greatest contrast is seen from near-vertical angles. 14.6.3 Literature Review of Visual Indications of Oil Slick Thickness Literature results are presented ...
Zhendi Wang, Scott Stout, 2010
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Optical Properties and Remote Sensing of Multicomponental ...
and in this section only describe the maximum influence of an oil slick (with a given thickness) to absorption of solar radiation and radiative heating of the "oil slick- water" system. The "minimum influence" (break-up of an oil slick and oil ...
Helgi Arst, Kh. I͡U. Arst, 2003
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Oil Spill Dispersants: Mechanisms of Action and Laboratory Tests
In aquatic systems, bioremediation agents can be applied to an oil slick on water. However, successful removal of a slick by bioremediation agents in such situations appear to suffer from severe limitations including: (1) successful application ...
Clayton/Payne, 1993
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Creative Thinking and Problem Solving for Young Learners
The poem, "Oil Slick," by Judith Thurman especially demonstrates flexible thinking as she encourages the reader to visualize rainbow beauty in a puddle of oil. Other poems in this collection give the reader a new slant, by suggesting analogies ...
Karen S. Meador, 1997
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Aquatic Pollution: An Introductory Text
Chemical Dispersal Detergents or similar surface active substances may be added to an oil slick to break up the film of oil into small droplets that become dispersed in the water column. The rationale for applying such dispersants is based in ...
Edward A. Laws, 2000
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Hydraulic Research in the United States and Canada
Ocean surface oil; Oil slick detection; Radar; Remote sensing; Seasat data; 023- 10840-870-30. Ocean thermal energy; Energy; 081-09809-430-52. Ocean thermal energy conversion; Selective withdrawal; Stratified ocean; Density currents; ...
‎1978
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Chemical Dispersants for the Control of Oil Spills: A Symposium
SYfBOL UNITS DESCRIPTION L km averaae length of oil slick W m average width of oil slick t an average thickness of oil slick D° km distance to permanent onshore support base D' km distance to temporary offshore stockpiles S km/hr speed ...
Leo T. McCarthy, G. P. Lindblom, H. F. Walter, 1978
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Popular Science
(Add two quarts for engines with oil capacities of seven quarts or more.) Slick 50 gives a permanent coating so you need to treat your engine only once, and not each time you change your oil. Slick 50 is also excellent for turbocharged engines, ...
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Applied Calculus
Geoffrey Berresford, Andrew Rockett. EXAMPLE 6 FINDING THE GROWTH RATE OF AN OIL SLICK An oil tanker hits a reef, and after t days the radius of the oil slick is miles. How fast is the radius of the oil slick expanding after 2 days? r(t)  ...
Geoffrey Berresford, Andrew Rockett, 2008
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Oil Spill Chemical Dispersants: Research, Experience, and ...
The mechanism is not clear, but an oil slick thicker than about 100 /um appears dark in the far IR (wavelength A. = 8 to 14 um). A plot of change in thick oil area with time, as detailed by the IR imagery (Fig. 4), shows the area is maximum after  ...
Tom E. Allen, 1984

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OIL SLICK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oil slick is used in the context of the following news items.
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Coastal community to protest over raw sewage on its beaches
Currently, sewage from 2,700 homes enters the sea and some swimmers have compared the harbour view to that of an oil slick. A community ... «Herald, Jul 15»
2
11% less rain than normal in Spain so far this year
Oleg Naydenov oil slick drifts away from the Canaries coast Greenpeace say insufficient resources are being dedicated to clearing the slickThe ... «Spanish News Today, Jul 15»
3
Oil slick found in Russian waters
EMERCOM of Russia's National Crisis Management Center verified a citizen report of an oily film spotted in the bay. It is not yet known what ... «bunkerworld, Jul 15»
4
Oil spill occurs near Vladivostok
The Russian Emergencies Ministry said its specialists found oil slick on the surface of the water, but the source of pollution is unknown. «Russia Beyond the Headlines, Jul 15»
5
Wedding season must-haves
Hot weather and dancing can quickly take your skin from healthy glow to oil slick so come prepared with oil-absorbing blotting papers that won't ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 15»
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Oil slick in the River Kent at Kendal will 'cause no lasting damage …
AN oil slick in the River Kent at Kendal has been investigated by officers from The Environment Agency who say that it has caused no lasting ... «The Westmorland Gazette, Jul 15»
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Cairn India slips on oil slick
Cairn India slips on oil slick. Cairn India's current valuations at seven times estimated earnings for this fiscal year appear undemanding. «Livemint, Jul 15»
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Australia checks 14 ships
Australian officials are to check 14 ships as they hunt the source of a 30km-long oil slick. The vessels have been identified as travelling off ... «TradeWinds, Jul 15»
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13000 litres of oil and solvents could spill into harbour from …
"This mess I don`t think would ever be cleaned up completely, like any other major oil slick," said Brook. The community isn't just concerned ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
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Australian oil slick: Ships suspected as possible leak source
As part of investigations, oil samples are to be taken from 14 ships and tested for a 'chemical match', according to local news provider Brisbane ... «bunkerworld, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oil slick [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oil-slick>. Dec 2019 ».
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