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Meaning of “petrol” in the English Dictionary

"petrol" in British English

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petrolnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈpet.rəl/ UK (US gas)
A2 a ​liquidobtained from ​petroleum, used ​especially as a ​fuel for ​cars and other ​vehicles: a petrol ​tank/​pump/​station lead-free/​unleaded/​high-octane petrol I'm a ​bit low on (= I don't have much) petrol.

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

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petrolnoun [U]

 us   /ˈpe·trəl/ Br
gas
(Definition of petrol from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"petrol" in Business English

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petrolnoun [U]

uk   us   /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 ​combinedtotal 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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “petrol”
in Korean 휘발유…
in Arabic بِتْرول…
in Malaysian petrol…
in French (à) essence…
in Russian бензин…
in Chinese (Traditional) 汽油…
in Italian benzina…
in Turkish benzin…
in Polish benzyna, paliwo…
in Spanish gasolina…
in Vietnamese xăng…
in Portuguese gasolina…
in Thai น้ำมันปิโตรเลียม…
in German das Benzin, Benzin-……
in Catalan gasolina…
in Japanese ガソリン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 汽油…
in Indonesian bensin…
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