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an oil that hardens in air due to oxidation and is often used as a paint or varnish base

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Drying oils, alkyd resins and epoxy esters have certain things in common.
These are drying oils and will not turn rancid as wood finishes, while giving substantial moisture and soil resistance.
Thirty-four chapters address such topics as exterior durability, adhesion, polyester resins, drying oils, silicon derivatives, pigment dispersion, and powder coatings.
Fast-drying oil -- Scientists are refining conjugated soybean oil to determine its potential as a fast-drying oil to replace more expensive, imported drying oils used in printing inks and surface coatings.
These were drying oils (unsaturated fats) that react with oxygen to form a film much like the skin that forms on paint.