HyperDic: petrol

English > 1 sense of the word petrol:
NOUNsubstancepetrol, gasoline, gasolene, gasa volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum
petrol > pronunciation
Soundspeh'trowl
Rhymesamphibole ... whole: 76 rhymes with owl...
English > petrol: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines.
Synonymsgasoline, gasolene, gas
Narrowerleaded gasoline, leaded petrolgasoline treated with a lead compound to reduce motor knocks
napalmgasoline jelled with aluminum soaps
unleaded gasoline, unleaded petrolgasoline that has not been treated with a lead compound
BroaderfuelA substance that can be consumed to produce energy
hydrocarbonAn organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
Substance ofgasoholA gasoline substitute consisting of 90% gasoline and 10% grain alcohol from corn
Spanishbencina, gas, gasolene, gasolina, petróleo
Catalanbenzina, gas, gasolene, gasolina

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