Definition of crude oil in English:

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crude oil

noun

Unrefined petroleum: a shortage of crude oil
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  • At the current price of around $30 per barrel, the US economy consumes $570 million worth of crude oil daily.
  • Backward vertical integration minimizes the risks of interruption in the constant flow of crude oil to its refineries.
  • For the last year at least, virtually every nation that can produce crude oil has been producing flat out.

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Syllabification: crude oil

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