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English definition of “petrol”

petrol

noun [U]     /ˈpetrəl/ UK (US gas)
NATURAL RESOURCES, TRANSPORT a liquid obtained from petroleum , used especially as a fuel for cars and other vehicles : The family spends a combined total of about €30 a week on petrol. lead-free/ unleaded / high-octane petrol petrol prices / tax / duty a petrol tank / pump / station
(Definition of petrol noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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