petrol definition

  • noun:
    • Chiefly British Gasoline.
    • Petroleum, a fluid comprising a combination of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, mainly composed of octane, popular as a motor gas.
    • Petroleum.
    • Same as petroleum.
    • The lighter hydrocarbons from petroleum that are utilized as gasoline within the motor- machines of vehicles and dirigible balloons; gasolene.
    • a volatile combustible mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) produced from petroleum; mainly used as a fuel in internal-combustion engines
  • others:
    • To fill or provide with petrol: since, to petrol a motor-car.
    • An abbreviation of petrology.

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