Definición de petroleum en inglés:

petroleum

Saltos de línea: pet¦rol|eum
Pronunciación: /pɪˈtrəʊlɪəm
 
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sustantivo

[mass noun]
A liquid mixture of hydrocarbons which is present in suitable rock strata and can be extracted and refined to produce fuels including petrol, paraffin, and diesel oil; oil.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Liquid paraffin is a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum.
  • Benzene is a colorless and highly flammable liquid hydrocarbon derived from petroleum.
  • Eocene formations are important source or reservoir rocks for petroleum or gas in several parts of the world.

Origen

late Middle English: from medieval Latin, from Latin petra 'rock' (from Greek) + Latin oleum 'oil'.

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