transitive verb pet·ro·lize \ˈpe‧trəˌlīz\

Definition of petrolize


  1. 1 :  to ignite by means of petroleum

  2. 2 :  to treat or impregnate with petroleum or a petroleum product

  3. 3 :  to cover the surface of (as water) with petroleum for mosquito control

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Origin and Etymology of petrolize

petroleum + -ize

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capable of being understood in two ways

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