petrochemical

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noun pet·ro·chem·i·cal \ˌpe-trō-ˈke-mi-kəl\

Definition of petrochemical

  1. :  a chemical isolated or derived from petroleum or natural gas

petrochemistry

play \ˌpe-trō-ˈke-mə-strē\ noun

1942

First Known Use of petrochemical

1942


PETROCHEMICAL Defined for English Language Learners

petrochemical

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noun pet·ro·chem·i·cal \ˌpe-trō-ˈke-mi-kəl\

Definition of petrochemical for English Language Learners

  • : a chemical that is made from petroleum or natural gas


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