nonpetroleum

adjective
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

Examples of nonpetroleum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'nonpetroleum.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of nonpetroleum

1878, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about nonpetroleum

Share nonpetroleum

Statistics for nonpetroleum

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for nonpetroleum

The first known use of nonpetroleum was in 1878

See more words from the same year

Comments on nonpetroleum

What made you want to look up nonpetroleum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

living or existing for a long time

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!