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Noun: petrol  pe-trul
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: gas)
  1. A volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines
    "during the war the government imposed rationing of food and petrol";
    - gasoline [N. Amer], gasolene [N. Amer], gas [N. Amer], juice [informal]

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Derived forms: petrols

Type of: fuel, hydrocarbon

Part of: gasohol

Encyclopedia: Petrol