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hydrocarbon

noun [C] uk   /ˌhaɪ.drəʊˈkɑː.bən/ us    /-droʊˈkɑːr-/
a chemical combination of hydrogen and carbon, such as in oil or petrol: hydrocarbon emissions
Translations of “hydrocarbon”
in Chinese (Traditional) 烴,碳氫化合物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 烃,碳氢化合物…
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