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Liability does apply with respect to the amount of the oil spill.
Ken Salazar

Meaning of "oil spill" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OIL SPILL

oil spill  [ɔɪl spɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OIL SPILL

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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oil spill 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 SPILL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oil spill

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 spill in the English dictionary

The definition of oil spill in the dictionary is a release of oil into the environment, either leaked or discharged from a ship, lorry, truck etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OIL SPILL


isopropyl
ˌaɪsəʊˈprəʊpɪl
langspil
ˈlɑːŋˌʃpɪl
minipill
ˈmɪnɪˌpɪl
neuropil
ˈnjʊərəʊpɪl
out-pupil
ˈaʊtˌpjuːpɪl
overspill
ˈəʊvəˌspɪl
pill
pɪl
polypill
ˈpɒlɪˌpɪl
prepill
priːˈpɪl
propyl
ˈprəʊpɪl
spill
spɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OIL SPILL

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE OIL SPILL

abortion pill
anti-pill
birth pill
chill pill
diet pill
morning-after pill
pep pill
poison pill
sleeping pill
sugar the pill
the pill
travel-sickness pill
vitamin pill

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

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Translation of «oil spill» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OIL SPILL

Find out the translation of oil spill to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oil spill 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 spill» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

漏油事件
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

derrame de petróleo
570 millions of speakers

English

oil spill
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेल रिसाव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التسرب النفطي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

разлив нефти
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

derramamento de óleo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তেল ছিটকে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

déversement de pétrole
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

tumpahan minyak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ölpest
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

石油流出
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기름 유출
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tumpukan minyak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự cố tràn dầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எண்ணெய் கசிவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तेल गळती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yağ sızması
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fuoriuscita di petrolio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wyciek ropy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розлив нафти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

deversare de petrol
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πετρελαιοκηλίδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oliestorting
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oljeutsläpp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oljeutslipp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oil spill

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OIL SPILL»

The term «oil spill» is quite widely used and occupies the 34.683 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OIL SPILL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oil spill

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5 QUOTES WITH «OIL SPILL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word oil spill.
1
Charlie Crist
When I was a Republican governor, he was obviously a Democratic president, but on issue after issue after issue, President Obama was very helpful to us in education, in the environment, with the handling of the BP oil spill.
2
Carl Safina
If you ask the fish whether they'd rather have an oil spill or a season of fishing, I wouldn't be surprised if they'd vote for another blowout.
3
Ken Salazar
Liability does apply with respect to the amount of the oil spill.
4
Bart Stupak
No matter what the president or anyone tried to do on health care, they never got the headlines, because the Gulf oil spill happened. It seemed like it sucked the wind out of the whole health care debate.
5
Jim Talent
Given Mr. Obama's lack of experience as an executive, and his past performance in crises such as the oil spill, it is reasonable for those of us who support the effort in Afghanistan to worry that he will not be up to the job.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OIL SPILL»

Discover the use of oil spill in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oil spill and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Oil Spill Science and Technology
The National Academy of Sciences estimate that 1.7 to 8.8 million tons of oil are released into world's water every year, of which more than 70% is directly related to human activities.
Mervin Fingas, 2010
2
The Basics of Oil Spill Cleanup, Third Edition
Written for the general public as well as those directly involved with oil spill cleanup, this edition provides broad, up-to-date knowledge of the cleanup and control of spills.
Merv Fingas, 2012
3
Oil Spill Environmental Forensics: Fingerprinting and Source ...
Oil Spill Environmental Forensics provides a complete view of the various forensic techniques used to identify the source of an oil spill into the environment.
Zhendi Wang, Scott Stout, 2010
4
Blowout in the Gulf: The BP Oil Spill Disaster and the ...
Explains both the disaster and the decisions that led up to it and argues that for the future the emphasis needs to be on prevention and that risk-management policies be based on better understandings of humans and hardware.
William R. Freudenburg, Robert Gramling, 2011
5
The BP Oil Spill
Photographs, maps, time lines, and easy-to-follow text describe the events surrounding the 2010 British Petroleum/Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Peter Benoit, 2011
6
Before and After an Oil Spill: The Arthur Kill
Thus, we have before -and-after data about the habitat--the only oil spill anywhere for which this is true.
Joanna Burger, 1994
7
Oil Spill: Disaster
Examines the consequences of the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, when the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded, causing environmental and economical damage along the Gulf coast of the United States.
Inc. Scholastic, 2010
8
Manual on Oil Spill Risk Evaluation and Assessment of ...
This Manual provides: information on oil spill risk evaluation and assessment For The development of preparedness and response; guidance for industry and governments, particularly those of developing countries, In assessing risk And The ...
‎2010
9
Oil Spill Dispersants:: Efficacy and Effects
This book reviews the adequacy of existing information and ongoing research regarding the effectiveness of dispersants as an oil spill response technique, as well as the effect of dispersed oil on marine and coastal ecosystems.
Committee on Understanding Oil Spill Dispersants: Efficacy and Effects, Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, 2005
10
Oil Spill Dispersants: Mechanisms of Action and Laboratory Tests
The book considers how chemical dispersants work for oil spills, the properties and chemistry of oils (including weathering state), the variables that affect dispersant performance, and the relationships between laboratory methods and field ...
Clayton/Payne, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OIL SPILL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oil spill is used in the context of the following news items.
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Alberta ministers visit Nexen oil spill site, call it 'unacceptable'
FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Alberta's energy and environment ministers say they're troubled by a huge pipeline spill in the oilsands region, but ... «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»
2
Customers asked to conserve water after Brookfield crude oil spill
BROOKFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – The U.S. EPA said Friday evening that cleanup efforts will continue next week after 1,700 gallons of oil spilled ... «WKBN.com, Jul 15»
3
Barrier Reef oil spill: oil washes up on three beaches
Palm-sized clumps of oil have been washed up Hinchinbrook Island, Great Palm Island and a third beach near Ingham after an oil spill near ... «Brisbane Times, Jul 15»
4
Enbridge Oil Spill: Five Years Later, Michigan Residents Struggle To …
Workers in the Kalamazoo River contain a sheen of oil that spilled from Enbridge Inc.'s pipeline on July 25, 2010, in the biggest inland oil spill ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
5
Water Samples Collected After Oil Spill
The cause of the oil spill is still being investigated. Copyright © 2015, KRGV. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, ... «KRGV, Jul 15»
6
Oil spill's fingerprint on North Shore beaches
A “fingerprint” of harmful bunker oil found in water and sediment around Burrard Inlet in the wake of an English Bay oil spill April 8 has been ... «North Shore News, Jul 15»
7
Free oil spill kits can help curb Puget Sound boating pollution
A partnership of organizations hopes to hand out this summer 1,000 small oil spill kits to boaters in Western Washington to help curb pollution ... «The Olympian, Jul 15»
8
Oil Spill clean up operation in Langley Mill
The Environment Agency is investigating the cause of the oil spill and is in the process of a cleanup operation. Environment office Paul Reeves ... «Belper News, Jul 15»
9
Burrard Inlet canola oil spill costs West Coast Reduction Ltd $90000
West Coast Reduction Ltd. was ordered to pay $90,000 on July 8, 2015, in Vancouver Provincial Court after pleading guilty leaking 1,800 litres ... «The Province, Jul 15»
10
Marathon Working to Clean Up Motor Oil Spill in Big Sandy River
Marathon Working to Clean Up Motor Oil Spill in Big Sandy River. By: WSAZ News Staff. Updated: Fri 2:41 PM, Jul 24, 2015. By: WSAZ News Staff. «WSAZ-TV, Jul 15»

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