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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
(Definition of petroleum noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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