of or relating to petroleum or the petroleum industry.
Canadian. the federally owned petroleum industry.
Other definitions for petro- (2 of 3)
a combining form meaning “rock,” “stone,” used in the formation of compound words: petrology.
Other definitions for petro- (3 of 3)
a combining form meaning “petroleum,” “the extraction and export of petroleum,” used in the formation of compound words: petrochemistry; petropower.
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How to use petro in a sentence
Experts have used the term “petro-aggression” to argue that oil-rich regimes are more conflict-prone.Putin's Isn't the Only Regime Leveraging Fossil Fuels for Aggression | Simon Maghakyan | April 4, 2022 | Time
They predict the government of President petro Poroshenko may not last another three months.
MOSCOW, Russia — On Friday Ukrainian President petro Poroshenko accepted President Vladimir Putin's peace plan for Ukraine.
petro Poroshenko proposes a utopian solution to the problem.
Taking market share from Moscow would diminish its political leverage, while also weakening its petro-centric economy.
According to opinion polls, the most popular leader in Ukraine and very possibly its next president is petro Poroshenko.Exclusive Interview: The ‘Chocolate King’ Who Might Save Ukraine | Anna Nemtsova | March 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pray tell me, Is this stern woman still upon the flaunt Of bold defiance?petro.Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (8 of 10) | Francis Beaumont
Couldn't git nothing out of 'em except some more parrot-cackle: 'Vote same petro.In the Arena | Booth Tarkington
petro'nius Max'imus "poisoned" the emperor, and the empress killed Maximus.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 | The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
In the infant, also, the petro-squamous and the squamo-mastoid suture are still patent.
Its wall was of boards, and the gray shingled roof jutted out overhead just as if inviting Eve and petro to its shelter.Bird Stories | Edith M. Patch
British Dictionary definitions for petro-
indicating stone or rock: petrology
indicating petroleum, its products, etc: petrochemical
of or relating to a petroleum-producing country: petrostate
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