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petroleum

noun [U]
 
 
/pəˈtrəʊliəm/
NATURAL RESOURCES a dark thick oil obtained from under the ground, from which various substances, including petrol, are produced: Imports of petroleum and petroleum products declined by 23.9 %. Most industrialized societies depend on the petroleum industry. a petroleum company/corporation petroleum refining/production
Translations of “petroleum”
in Chinese (Traditional) 石油…
in Russian нефть…
in Turkish petrol…
in Chinese (Simplified) 石油…
in Polish ropa (naftowa)…
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