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  • adj. Not petroleum-based, not containing petroleum.

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Examples

  • To take a rectal temperature, lubricate the bulb end of a rectal thermometer with nonpetroleum jelly or an ointment such as A&D ointment.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • As U.S. businesses rebuild spent inventories and as consumer spending finds a floor, demand for nonpetroleum imports should keep rising.

    When Economic Recovery Feeds Trade Gap

  • Michael Moran, chief economist at Daiwa Securities Americas, watches Treasury Department customs duties as an imperfect gauge of nonpetroleum imports.

    When Economic Recovery Feeds Trade Gap

  • They rose by a seasonally adjusted 6.4% in June, according to Mr. Moran, suggesting nonpetroleum imports edged higher as well.

    When Economic Recovery Feeds Trade Gap

  • More important, there are signs that nonpetroleum imports -- the bulk of trade -- may have bottomed after sinking when the economy worsened last fall.

    When Economic Recovery Feeds Trade Gap

  • Don't Just Blame Oil for Inflation U.S. import prices surged 2.8% in March, lifted by not only oil but also the biggest jump in nonpetroleum costs on record, a worrisome sign for inflation.

    General Hospital

  • The nonpetroleum goods trade gap totaled $106 billion in the first quarter, down $26.2 billion, or 20%, from the first three months of 2007.

    Playing a Role

  • Last week, unsettling data were released showing U.S. import prices surged 2.8% in March, lifted by not only oil but also the biggest jump in nonpetroleum costs on record.

    Food, Energy Boost Producer Prices,

  • Even When Oil Costs Are Excluded WASHINGTON -- Import prices surged in March, lifted by not only oil but also the biggest jump in nonpetroleum costs on record, a worrisome sign for inflation.

    Import Prices Show Broad Rise,

  • Don't Just Blame the Oil for Inflation U.S. import prices surged 2.8% in March, lifted by not only oil but also the biggest jump in nonpetroleum costs on record, a worrisome sign for inflation.

    General Disappointment

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