1. having a strong affinity for oils rather than water
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How To Use oleophilic In A Sentence

  • They do, however, readily retain oil they are oleophilic and do not readily give it up. HOME COMFORTS
  • Many synthetics also tend to be oleophilic and hydrophobic—they attract oil and repel water—which means that they tend to oil-stain and to resist getting thoroughly wet and clean in the laundry. HOME COMFORTS
  • Soil-release treatments are applied only to synthetic fibers and their blends or to durable-press fabrics, that is, to oleophilic/hydrophobic fibers or to those that, as a result of resin treatments, resist thorough wetting, and thus thorough cleaning, during laundering. HOME COMFORTS
  • Like other hydrophobic, oleophilic fibers, polypropylene is prone to retaining oily soils from, for instance, food spills or the body. HOME COMFORTS
  • All are oleophilic—oil-loving—and prone to being stained by oil. HOME COMFORTS
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