1
: not relating to, containing, or derived from oil
2
: being a net importer of petroleum or petroleum products
non-oil nations

Examples of non-oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For this reason, Iran’s service, agricultural, and non-oil industrial sectors were able to cushion the blow from the collapse of oil revenues under sanctions. Henry Rome, Foreign Affairs, 5 Nov. 2019 That still pales in comparison to exchange with its biggest trade partner, China, which reached $72 billion in non-oil trade alone, or even the US, which amounted to $23 billion in 2021. Becky Anderson, CNN, 16 June 2023 Conditions in Egypt’s non-oil economy deteriorated sharply in January as a steep devaluation of the pound heaped more price pressures on businesses, prompting them to trim activity, buying and jobs. Mirette Magdy, Bloomberg.com, 5 Feb. 2023 Although non-oil revenues increased by 9% in the first quarter, nearly two-thirds of Saudi Arabia’s income still comes from selling fossil fuels. Eoin McSweeney, CNN, 5 June 2023 While that deadline may not be met, work on the project has boosted the kingdom’s growing non-oil GDP. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of non-oil was in 1970

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“Non-oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/non-oil. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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