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Any liquid. Water works just fine (hence the name "hydraulics"), but a light oil is more commonly used since it's less corrosive than water is, generally boils at a higher temperature (this is important in things like brake fluid), and also serves as a lubricant for any moving parts in the system.

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Q: What material cannot be compressed and makes an ideal transmitting agent when contained in a sealed system?
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