petrolize

transitive verb
pet·​ro·​lize | \ ˈpe‧trəˌlīz \
-ed/-ing/-s

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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“Petrolize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petrolize. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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