gasoline

(redirected from petrol)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to petrol: diesel

gasoline

, gasolene (ga′sŏ-lēn″, ga″sŏ-lēn′) [ gas + -ol + -ine]
A product of the destructive distillation of petroleum, a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons, with chain length between 4 and 12 C atoms, frequently containing additives to improve combustion. Commercial gasoline may contain toxic additives.

CAUTION!

Using the mouth to produce suction on a tube for siphoning gasoline from a tank is dangerous because the gasoline may be inhaled or swallowed.
References in periodicals archive ?
The petrol scarcity in the state has led to the crippling of commercial activities in most parts of the state, especially the state capital.
The sources said it was expected that RON 92 petrol would be available in selected cities in next 10 to 15 days.
The official added that the demolition of the petrol station along with other adjoining buildings would start soon.
In July, the cost of Super grade petrol was 180 baisas per litre, 170 baisas for Regular grade and 188 baisas for diesel.
The cheapest petrol per Keep up to date with all of the breaking news by 'liking' our page on Facebook facebook.
lt;BWalesOnline has researched the cheapest places to fill up with petrol in Wales Danny Lawson
2 pence cheaper than the most expensive petrol station, the name of which was not revealed.
Mahmud Sami, a resident of Fujairah, said the Madha petrol pump is a good option for residents of the area as they can save anywhere between Dh30 and Dh50 for a full tank of petrol.
The quick response by our trained staff prevented what could have been a disaster from happening at one of our Emarat petrol stations in Dubai.
In the car segment the share of petrol models has expanded to the highest in five years at 62%.
In a statement, he said 14728 metric tons of petrol was supplied to the petrol pumps by noon on Sunday.
PETROL prices have gone under the PS1 per litre mark in Merseyside.