HyperDic: petroleum

English > 1 sense of the word petroleum:
NOUNsubstancepetroleum, crude oil, crude, rock oil, fossil oil, oila dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
petroleum > pronunciation
Soundspahtrow'liyahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > petroleum: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons.
Synonymscrude oil, crude, rock oil, fossil oil, oil
Narrowerresidual oil, residoil products that remain after petroleum has been distilled
Broaderfossil fuelfuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content
oilA slippery or viscous liquid / liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
Substancescarbon, C, atomic number 6An abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms
Spanishcrudo, keroseno, petróleo
Catalanbenzina, cru, petroli

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