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Topic: POWER

Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: pétrole, from Medieval Latin petroleum; PETROLEUM

petrol

noun
     
pet‧rol S3 [uncountable]
British EnglishTP a liquid obtained from petroleum that is used to supply power to the engine of cars and other vehicles [= gasoline American English]
unleaded petrol
petrol prices
The petrol tank is leaking.
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