petrochemical Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “petrochemical” in the English Dictionary

"petrochemical" in British English

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petrochemicalnoun [C]

uk   /ˌpet.rəʊˈkem.ɪ.kəl/  us   /-roʊ-/
any ​chemicalsubstanceobtained from petroleum or ​naturalgas: the petrochemical ​industry
(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/
any ​chemicalsubstanceobtained from petroleum or ​naturalgas
(Definition of petrochemical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"petrochemical" in Business English

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petrochemicalnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌpetrəˈkemɪkəl/ NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION
one of the ​chemical substances obtained from ​oil or ​naturalgas: Less than a third of the ​rawmaterials used by the ​group are petrochemicals.
petrochemicals [plural] products made from the ​chemical substances obtained from ​oil or ​naturalgas: Our ​society is ​heavilydependent 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)
Translations of “petrochemical”
in Spanish petroquímico…
in Vietnamese chất hoá dầu…
in Malaysian petrokimia…
in Thai สารที่ได้จากน้ำมันปิโตรเคมี…
in French pétrochimique…
in German petrochemisch…
in Chinese (Simplified) 石(油)化(学)制品…
in Indonesian petrokimia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 石(油)化(學)製品…
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