absorption oil

absorption oil

[əb′sȯrp·shən ‚ȯil]
(materials)
A petroleum or coal tar oil that is contacted with a vapor or gas mixture to remove heavy components, as in the recovery of natural gasoline from wet natural gas. Also known as absorber oil; scrubbing oil; wash oil.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.