Petrochemical



[pe-troh-kem-i-kuh l] /ˌpɛ troʊˈkɛm ɪ kəl/

noun
1.
a substance obtained from petroleum or natural gas, as gasoline, kerosene, or petrolatum.
adjective
2.
of or relating to petrochemistry or a petrochemical.
/ˌpɛtrəʊˈkɛmɪkəl/
noun
1.
any substance, such as acetone or ethanol, obtained from petroleum or natural gas
adjective
2.
of, concerned with, or obtained from petrochemicals or related to petrochemistry
adj.

1913, from petro- (1) + chemical (adj.). As a noun from 1942.
petrochemical
(pět’rō-kěm’ĭ-kəl)
Any of a large number of chemicals made from petroleum or natural gas. Important petrochemicals include benzene, ammonia, acetylene, and polystyrene. Petrochemicals are used to produce a wide variety of materials, such as plastics, explosives, fertilizers, and synthetic fibers.
petrochemical [(pet-roh-kem-i-kuhl)]

Any material made from substances found in oil or natural gas. Most plastics are petrochemicals.

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