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In British and American English, the air-like substance that burns easily and that is used for cooking and heating is called gas.
In American English, the liquid that is used as fuel for vehicles is also called gas, or gasoline.
In British English, this liquid is called petrol.
|Noun||1.||petrol - a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines|
gasohol - a gasoline substitute consisting of 90% gasoline and 10% grain alcohol from corn
leaded gasoline, leaded petrol - gasoline treated with a lead compound to reduce motor knocks; "combustion of leaded gasoline released lead into the air where it could cause lead poisoning"
fuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
napalm - gasoline jelled with aluminum soaps; highly incendiary liquid used in fire bombs and flamethrowers
4-star petrol → gasolina f súper
to run out of petrol → quedarse sin gasolina
petrol can N → bidón m de gasolina
petrol engine N → motor m de gasolina
petrol (filler) cap N → tapón m del depósito
petrol gauge N → indicador m de nivel de gasolina
petrol pump N (at garage) → surtidor m de gasolina; (in engine) → bomba f de gasolina
petrol station N → gasolinera f, estación f de servicio, bencinera f (Chile), surtidor m (Bol), grifo m (Peru)
petrol tank N → depósito m de gasolina
petrol tanker N → camión m cisterna
petrolin cpds → Benzin-;
high-octane petrol → (benzina) super f inv
to be heavy on petrol (car) → bere molta benzina
to run out of petrol → restare senza benzina
petrol→ بِنْزِينٌ benzín benzin Benzin βενζίνη gasolina bensiini essence benzin benzina ガソリン 휘발유 benzine bensin benzyna gasolina бензин bensin น้ำมันเติมรถ benzin xăng 汽油