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petroleumnoun [U]

 us   /pəˈtroʊ·li·əm/
a ​dark, ​thickoilobtained from under the ​ground and made into ​fuels such as ​gas and ​heatingoil, and used in making ​plastics
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petroleumnoun [U]

uk   /pəˈtrəʊ.li.əm/  us   /pəˈtroʊ.li.əm/
a ​dark, ​thickoilobtained from under the ​ground, from which ​varioussubstancesincludingpetrol, ​paraffin, and ​dieseloil are ​produced

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petroleumnoun [U]

uk   us   /pəˈtrəʊliəm/
NATURAL RESOURCES a dark thick ​oil obtained from under the ​ground, from which various substances, ​includingpetrol, are ​produced: Imports of petroleum and petroleum ​productsdeclined by 23.9 %. Most ​industrializedsocieties depend on the petroleum ​industry. a petroleum ​company/​corporation petroleum ​refining/​production
(Definition of petroleum from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “petroleum”
in Chinese (Simplified) 石油…
in Turkish petrol…
in Russian нефть…
in Chinese (Traditional) 石油…
in Polish ropa (naftowa)…
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