crude oil

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noun
  1. petroleum as it comes from the ground, before refining.

Origin of crude oil

1
First recorded in 1860–65
  • Also called crude, crude petroleum.

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British Dictionary definitions for crude oil

crude oil

noun
  1. petroleum before it has been refined

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Scientific definitions for crude oil

crude oil

[ krōōd ]


  1. Unrefined petroleum.

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