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petropower

[pe-troh-pou-er] /ˈpɛ troʊˌpaʊ ər/
noun
1.
the economic or political power of a nation resulting from its petroleum reserves needed by other nations.
Origin of petropower
1975-1980
1975-80; petro-2 + power
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