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petrochemical

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌpetrəˈkemɪkəl/ NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION
one of the chemical substances obtained from oil or natural gas: Less than a third of the raw materials used by the group are petrochemicals.
petrochemicals [plural] products made from the chemical substances obtained from oil or natural gas: Our society is heavily dependent on oil-based goods such as plastics and petrochemicals. a petrochemicals company/business/plant
petrochemicals [U] ( also the petrochemical industry) the industry that produces petrochemicals: Half the workers in this state are employed in petrochemicals.
Translations of “petrochemical”
in Vietnamese chất hoá dầu…
in Spanish petroquímico…
in Thai สารที่ได้จากน้ำมันปิโตรเคมี…
in Malaysian petrokimia…
in French pétrochimique…
in German petrochemisch…
in Chinese (Traditional) 石(油)化(學)製品…
in Indonesian petrokimia…
in Chinese (Simplified) 石(油)化(学)制品…
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