from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or derived from petroleum.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to petroleum
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to, resembling, or produced from petrol or petroleum: as, petrolic ether.
- Relating to the management of petrol as used in motor-cars.
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The caffein is usually extracted from the beans by benzol or chloroform, but a variety of solvents may be employed, such as petrolic ether, water, alcohol, carbon tetrachloride, ethylene chloride, acetone, ethyl ether, or mixtures or emulsions of these.
The faint chill that touched Mr. Arbuton at the mention of Eriecreek and its petrolic associations was transient.
Last week, the more graceful term "petrolic resource reapportionment" began to appear in prominent Venezuela media, along with "amicable annexation."