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oil field

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noun
  1. an area in which there are large deposits of oil.
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Origin of oil field

First recorded in 1890–95
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  • The oil-field is a busy bustling place, covered with tall derricks and giving employment to many drillers and mechanics.

    A Civil Servant in Burma

    Herbert Thirkel White


oil field in Science

oil field

  1. An area with reserves of recoverable petroleum, especially one with several oil-producing wells.
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