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petroleum

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petroleum

noun pe·tro·leum \pə-ˈtrō-lē-əm, -ˈtrōl-yəm\

Definition of PETROLEUM

:  an oily flammable bituminous liquid that may vary from almost colorless to black, occurs in many places in the upper strata of the earth, is a complex mixture of hydrocarbons with small amounts of other substances, and is prepared for use as gasoline, naphtha, or other products by various refining processes
February 27, 2015
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