Definition of vegetable oil in English:

vegetable oil


  • [mass noun] An oil derived from plants, e.g. rapeseed oil, olive oil, sunflower oil.

    ‘the French fries are cooked in a mixture of beef and vegetable oil’
    [count noun] ‘use natural cold-pressed vegetable oils rather than processed oils’
    • ‘Essentially, the cocoa butter is replaced by vegetable oil to improve the eating experience.’
    • ‘This led to a substantial reduction in the sowing of traditional crops such as alfalfa and plants grown for vegetable oil.’
    • ‘One of the best is to ensure that your intake of monounsaturated fats is high by regularly eating oily fish, peanuts, almonds and walnuts, as well as using olive oil or other vegetable oils.’
    • ‘Omega - 6 fatty acids are derived from linolenic acid, which is found in many vegetable oils, especially sunflower, olive and corn oil.’
    • ‘About half of all vegetable oil produced is from soybeans - the most used vegetable oil in the world.’
    • ‘Deep-fry the sage leaves in hot vegetable oil, then drain well on kitchen paper.’
    • ‘Biodiesel is a cleaner burning fuel that can be made from domestic renewable resources such as vegetable oil.’
    • ‘Use olive oil instead of vegetable oil in salad dressings and marinades.’
    • ‘Vitamin E can be found in wheat germ, vegetable oils, leafy green vegetables, nuts and elsewhere.’
    • ‘In a small skillet, sauté onion in vegetable oil until soft and translucent.’
    • ‘In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil and vegetable oil over medium heat.’
    • ‘In another saucepan cook the garlic and spring onions in the vegetable oil until the onion is soft but not brown.’
    • ‘Season with salt and white pepper to taste and stir in remaining vegetable oil.’
    • ‘These days, you can go into a chip shop and get almost anything you fancy fried in hot vegetable oil.’
    • ‘It is also possible, with a small adjustment, to run your petrol engine on vegetable oil.’
    • ‘It produces a yearly crop of around 140,000 tonnes which is processed into products like vegetable oil and margarine.’
    • ‘Sources of healthy fats include nuts, seeds and most vegetable oils, particularly olive oil, which is high in cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated fats.’
    • ‘Neutral cottonseed oil is combined with a variety of vegetable oils to produce commercial margarine, mayonnaise, and salad dressings.’
    • ‘Dilute two drops of any of these essential oils in a teaspoon of almond or other vegetable oil, and apply several times a day.’
    • ‘They were using ghee (clarified butter) while I grew up cooking with vegetable oil.’


vegetable oil