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petrochemical

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌpetrəˈkemɪkəl/ 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.
Translations of “petrochemical”
in Spanish petroquímico…
in French pétrochimique…
in German petrochemisch…
in Chinese (Traditional) 石(油)化(學)製品…
in Chinese (Simplified) 石(油)化(学)制品…
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