Meaning of “hydrocarbon” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “hydrocarbon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hydrocarbonnoun [ C ]

/ˌhɑɪ·drəˈkɑr·bən/

biology, chemistry a chemical combination of hydrogen (= a gas) and carbon (= a chemical element that is in all animals and plants), found in fuels

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hydrocarbonnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌhaɪdrəʊˈkɑːbən/ us

ENVIRONMENT a chemical combination of hydrogen and carbon, such as in oil or petrol:

Hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions from automobiles.

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