Meaning of “petrochemical” in the English Dictionary

"petrochemical" in British English

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

"petrochemical" in American English

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petrochemicalnoun [ C ]

us /ˌpe·troʊˈkem·ɪ·kəl/

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"petrochemical" in Business English

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petrochemicalnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpetrəˈkemɪkəl/ us 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.

(Definition of “petrochemical” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)