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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