petrol


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pet·rol

 (pĕt′rəl)
n. Chiefly British
Gasoline.

[French (essence de) pétrole, (essence of) petroleum, gasoline, from Old French petrole, petroleum, from Medieval Latin petrōleum; see petroleum.]

petrol

(ˈpɛtrəl)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any one of various volatile flammable liquid mixtures of hydrocarbons, mainly hexane, heptane, and octane, obtained from petroleum and used as a solvent and a fuel for internal-combustion engines. Usually petrol also contains additives such as antiknock compounds and corrosion inhibitors. US and Canadian name: gasoline
[C16: via French from Medieval Latin petroleum]

pet•rol

(ˈpɛ trəl)

n.
Brit. gasoline.
[1590–1600; < Middle French petrole < Medieval Latin petroleum petroleum]

gas

petrol
1. 'gas'

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.

I'm sorry I'm late. I had to stop for gas.
2. 'petrol'

In British English, this liquid is called petrol.

Petrol only costs 90p per gallon there.

petrol

gasoline
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.petrol - a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleumpetrol - 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
unleaded gasoline, unleaded petrol - gasoline that has not been treated with a lead compound

petrol

noun fuel, gas (U.S. & Canad.), gasoline (U.S. & Canad.), juice (informal) Motorists will be rationed to thirty litres of petrol a month.
Translations
بِترولبِنْزِينٌ
benzín
benzinbenzin-
bensiini
benzin
bensín
ガソリン
휘발유
benzino siurblysdegalinės kolonėlėvazelinas
benzīns
benzínbenzínový
motorni bencin
bensin
น้ำมันเติมรถ
benzinpet'r oil
xăng

petrol

[ˈpetrəl] (Brit)
A. Ngasolina f, nafta f (Arg), bencina f (Chile); (for lighter) → bencina f
4-star petrolgasolina f súper
to run out of petrolquedarse sin gasolina
B. CPD petrol bomb Nbomba f de gasolina
petrol can Nbidón m de gasolina
petrol engine Nmotor m de gasolina
petrol (filler) cap Ntapón m del depósito
petrol gauge Nindicador m de nivel de gasolina
petrol pump N (at garage) → surtidor m de gasolina; (in engine) → bomba f de gasolina
petrol station Ngasolinera f, estación f de servicio, bencinera f (Chile), surtidor m (Bol), grifo m (Peru)
petrol tank Ndepósito m de gasolina
petrol tanker Ncamión m cisterna

petrol

[ˈpɛtrəl]
n (British)essence f unleaded petrol
modif [fumes] → d'essence; [price] → de l'essencepetrol bomb ncocktail m Molotovpetrol can n (British)bidon m à essencepetrol cap nbouchon m de réservoir d'essencepetrol engine n (British)moteur m à essence

petrol

n (Brit) → Benzin nt

petrol

in cpdsBenzin-;
petrol bomb
nBenzinbombe f, → Molotowcocktail m
petrol can
petrol cap
nTankdeckel m

petrol

:
petrol pump
n (in engine) → Benzinpumpe f; (at garage) → Zapfsäule f
petrol station
nTankstelle f
petrol tank
nBenzintank m
petrol tanker
n(Benzin)tankwagen m

petrol

[ˈpɛtrl] (Brit)
1. nbenzina
high-octane petrol → (benzina) super f inv
to be heavy on petrol (car) → bere molta benzina
to run out of petrol → restare senza benzina
2. adj (leak, stain) → di benzina

petrol

(ˈpetrəl) noun
(American gas or gasoline) a liquid got from petroleum, used as fuel for motor cars etc. I'll stop at the next garage and buy more petrol; (also adjective) a petrol engine.
petroleum (pəˈtrəuliəm) noun
oil in its raw, unrefined form, which is found in natural wells below the earth's surface and from which petrol, paraffin etc are obtained.
petroleum jelly
a soft substance got from petroleum, used eg in ointments.
petrol pump (American gasoline pump)
an apparatus at a petrol station which pumps petrol into cars etc, and which measures the amount of petrol it pumps.
petrol station (especially American filling stationor informally gas station)
a garage where petrol is sold.

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
Petrol 
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