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

Definition of petrolize

1 : to ignite by means of petroleum
2 : to treat or impregnate with petroleum or a petroleum product
3 : to cover the surface of (as water) with petroleum for mosquito control

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petroleum + -ize

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