[pe-truh-ley-tuh m, -lah-] /ˌpɛ trəˈleɪ təm, -ˈlɑ-/
a yellowish or whitish, translucent, gelatinous, oily, semisolid, amorphous mass obtained from : used as a lubricant, rust preventive, in the manufacture of cosmetics, and in medicine as a protective dressing, emollient, and ointment base.
a translucent gelatinous substance obtained from petroleum; used as a lubricant and in medicine as an ointment base and protective dressing Also called mineral jelly, petroleum jelly
petrolatum pet·ro·la·tum (pět’rə-lā’təm)
See petroleum jelly.
noun, British. 1. . noun 1. a home-made incendiary device, consisting of a bottle filled with petrol and stoppered with a wick, that is thrown by hand; Molotov cocktail verb 2. (transitive) to attack with petrol bombs
[pe-truh-leen] /ˈpɛ trəˌlin/ noun 1. any of the constituents of a bitumen, as asphalt, that are soluble in pentane, hexane, or naphthalene.
- Petrol engine
noun 1. an internal-combustion engine that uses petrol as fuel
[puh-troh-lee-uh m] /pəˈtroʊ li əm/ noun 1. an oily, thick, flammable, usually dark-colored liquid that is a form of bitumen or a mixture of various hydrocarbons, occurring naturally in various parts of the world and commonly obtained by drilling: used in a natural or refined state as fuel, or separated by distillation into gasoline, naphtha, […]