Meaning of PETROLEUM in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ pɪˈtrəuljəm ]

n. a hydrocarbon oil found in the upper strata of the earth, refined for use as a fuel for heating and in internal-combustion engines, for lighting, dry-cleaning, etc. øpetroleum ether a volatile liquid distilled from petroleum, consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons. petroleum jelly a translucent solid mixture of hydrocarbons used as a lubricant, ointment, etc. [med.L f. L petra rock f. Gk + L oleum oil]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.