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Petrol, especially as contrasted with aviation fuel.
1US US. Exhaust gas and fumes from a car engine.
2A mixture of gaseous hydrocarbons in the liquid state, typically used as a car fuel; liquefied petroleum gas.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Lima News. From auto + gas<br>early 20th century; earliest use found in Alaska Citizen (Fairbanks). From auto + gas.
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