Petrol definition

pĕtrəl
(chiefly Australia, New Zealand, UK) Petroleum, a fluid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, primarily consisting of octane, commonly used as a motor fuel.
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Gasoline.
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Origin of petrol

  • French (essence de) pétrole (essence of) petroleum, gasoline from Old French petrole petroleum from Medieval Latin petrōleum petroleum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French (essence de) pétrole, from Medieval Latin petroleum, from Ancient Greek πετρέλαιον (petrelaion, “oil of the rock"), from πέτρα (petra, “stone, rock")+ ἔλαιον (elaion, “olive oil, any oily substance")

    From Wiktionary