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"hydrocarbon" in British English

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hydrocarbonnoun [C]

uk   /ˌhaɪ.drəʊˈkɑː.bən/  us   /-droʊˈkɑːr-/
a ​chemicalcombination of hydrogen and ​carbon, such as in ​oil or ​petrol: hydrocarbon emissions
(Definition of hydrocarbon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hydrocarbon" in American English

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hydrocarbonnoun [C]

 /ˌhɑɪ·drəˈkɑr·bən/
biology, chemistry a ​chemicalcombination of ​hydrogen (= a ​gas) and ​carbon (= a ​chemicalelement that is in all ​animals and ​plants), ​found in ​fuels
(Definition of hydrocarbon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hydrocarbon" in Business English

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hydrocarbonnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌhaɪdrəʊˈkɑːbən/
ENVIRONMENT a ​chemicalcombination of hydrogen and ​carbon, such as in ​oil or ​petrol: Hydrocarbon and ​carbon monoxide ​emissions from ​automobiles.
(Definition of hydrocarbon from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hydrocarbon”
in Chinese (Simplified) 烃,碳氢化合物…
in Chinese (Traditional) 烴,碳氫化合物…
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