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pe•tro•le•um



Pronunciation: (pu-trō'lē-um), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/petroleum.html on line 77 [key]
n.
an oily, thick, flammable, usually dark-colored liquid that is a form of bitumen or a mixture of various hydrocarbons, occurring naturally in various parts of the world and commonly obtained by drilling: used in a natural or refined state as fuel, or separated by distillation into gasoline, naphtha, benzene, kerosene, paraffin, etc.

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