Associations to the word «Petroleum»


PETROLEUM, noun. 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.
PETROLEUM COKE, noun. A substance, mostly carbon, that is a byproduct of oil refining; used as a fuel or in many industrial applications
PETROLEUM ETHER, noun. A volatile petroleum fraction, usually available in a number of fractions boiling between 40°C and 140°C. Used as a solvent in the laboratory and industry.
PETROLEUM FLIES, noun. Plural of petroleum fly
PETROLEUM FLY, noun. Helaeomyia petrolei, a Californian fly whose larvae feed on dead insects that become trapped in naturally occurring petroleum pools.
PETROLEUM JELLIES, noun. Plural of petroleum jelly
PETROLEUM JELLY, noun. A pale yellow semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used in lubricants and ointments.
PETROLEUM SPIRIT, noun. Petroleum ether
PETROLEUM SPIRITS, noun. Petroleum ether
PETROLEUM SPIRITS, noun. Plural of petroleum spirit

Dictionary definition

PETROLEUM, noun. A dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons.

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