Definition of Petrol

1. Noun. A volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines.

Exact synonyms: Gas, Gasolene, Gasoline
Substance meronyms: Gasohol
Specialized synonyms: Leaded Gasoline, Leaded Petrol, Napalm, Unleaded Gasoline, Unleaded Petrol
Generic synonyms: Fuel, Hydrocarbon
Derivative terms: Gasify

Definition of Petrol

1. n. Petroleum.

Definition of Petrol

1. Noun. (chiefly AU NZ UK) Petroleum, a fluid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, primarily consisting of octane, commonly used as a motor fuel. ¹

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Definition of Petrol

1. gasoline [n -S] - See also: gasoline

Lexicographical Neighbors of Petrol

petrol (current term)
petrol blue
petrol bomb
petrol bombs
petrol filling station
petrol garage
petrol pump
petrol sniffer
petrol sniffers
petrol station
petrol stations
petrolatum gauze

Literary usage of Petrol

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"petrol is admitted to the chamber A by the valve В which is controlled by the float С acting through the levers D, so that the valve В Fie. 2. ..."

2. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1908)
"The inevitable rise c irk* of petrol calls attention to substitutes for it in internal combustion engines. Ifc two most promising are benzol and denatured ..."

3. The Steam-engine and Other Heat-engines by James Alfred Ewing (1910)
"On the other hand, paraffin oil (kerosene) with its much higher flash point requires a " vaporizer " which is kept at a fairly high temperature. petrol is ..."

4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"In the majority of air-gas generators in use at the present time, the incandescent mantle is employed to develop light from a mixture of petrol vapour and ..."

5. Fuel, Solid, Liquid, and Gaseous by John Samuel Stafford Brame (1914)
"This is certainly the most important test to which petrol can be submitted ... Physical Properties of petrol.—Reference has been made already to the density ..."

6. Oecd Environmental Data by Oecd, OCDE Organisation de Coopération et d (1999)
"Leaded petrol:1998 data refer to 1996. AUS) Diesel: 1985 data refer to 1986. Unleaded petrol: 1998 data refer toi 996. NZL) Unleaded petrol: unleaded ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The device in this form works quite well when the range of speed required from the engine is not great; that is, within limits, the volume of petrol thrown ..."

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