crude petroleum

crude oil

noun
petroleum as it comes from the ground, before refining.
Also called crude, crude petroleum.


Origin:
1860–65

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crude oil
 
n
petroleum before it has been refined

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crude oil   (krd)  Pronunciation Key 
Unrefined petroleum.
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