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UK [ˈpetrəl] / US noun [uncountable] British
a liquid used as fuel for cars and other vehicles. The American word is gasoline

petrol prices/fumes/pumps

How far can you go on a tankful of petrol?

I need to fill up with petrol (= fill the car with petrol) before we leave.

We ran out of petrol in the middle of nowhere.

English dictionary. 2014.

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