petroleum

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See also: Petroleum

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin petroleum, from petra (rock) + oleum (oil).

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petroleum (plural petroleums or petrolea)

  1. a flammable liquid ranging in color from clear to very dark brown and black, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons, occurring naturally in deposits under the Earth's surface
    Synonyms: crude oil, oil

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin petroleum, from petra (rock) + oleum (oil).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pe‧tro‧le‧um

Noun[edit]

petroleum m (uncountable)

  1. petroleum

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  • Indonesian: petroleum

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch petroleum, from Medieval Latin petroleum, from petra (rock) + oleum (oil).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pe.troˈleu.m]
  • Hyphenation: pét‧ro‧lé‧um

Noun[edit]

petroleum or pétroléum

  1. petroleum.
    Synonym: minyak bumi

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