Meaning of PETROLEUM in English

PETROLEUM

pe ‧ tro ‧ le ‧ um /pəˈtrəʊliəm, pɪˈtrəʊliəm $ -ˈtroʊ-/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable]

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: Medieval Latin ; Origin: petroleum , from Latin petr- (from Greek petra 'rock' ) + oleum ( ⇨ ↑ oil 1 ) ]

oil that is obtained from below the surface of the Earth and is used to make petrol, ↑ paraffin , and various chemical substances:

petroleum-based products

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