oil field

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

Origin of oil field

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for oilfield


/ (ˈɔɪlˌfiːld) /

  1. an area containing reserves of petroleum, esp one that is already being exploited

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Scientific definitions for oil field

oil field

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

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