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petroleum
American English: /pəˈtroʊliəm/
British English: /pɪˈtrəʊlɪəm/

Translation of petroleum in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • (before noun) (derivatives)
    del petróleo
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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