non·​pe·​tro·​leum ˌnän-pə-ˈtrō-lē-əm How to pronounce nonpetroleum (audio)
: 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 In May, the Trump team sanctioned the country’s metals industry, which is considered its most abundant means on nonpetroleum earnings. Fox News, 21 Dec. 2019 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, 26 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonpetroleum was in 1878

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“Nonpetroleum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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