non·pe·tro·leum | \ˌnän-pə-ˈtrō-lē-əm, -ˈtrōl-yəm\

Definition of nonpetroleum 

: not relating to, consisting of, or derived from petroleum nonpetroleum power sources nonpetroleum exports

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For Russia’s creaking economy, aggravated by a prolonged slump in oil prices from their highs, there is hope that such nonpetroleum enterprises could help kick-start a broader revival. Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, "A Russian Businessman’s Road From Siberia to Success," 26 May 2017

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1878, in the meaning defined above

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