crude oil

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Origin of crude oil

First recorded in 1860–65
Also called crude, crude petroleum.
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Related Words for crude oil

crude, oil, petroleum, petrol

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British Dictionary definitions for crude oil

crude oil

noun
  1. petroleum before it has been refined
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crude oil in Science

crude oil

[krōōd]
  1. Unrefined petroleum.
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