Definition of petroliferous in English:

petroliferous

adjective

  • (of rock) yielding or containing petroleum.

    • ‘In the argillaceous fraction of a sedimentary series of petroliferous sandstones from the Sahara two successive diagenetic changes are considered.’
    • ‘Fractures commonly serve as migration pathways for petroliferous fluids.’
    • ‘Bulgarian exports to Romania consist mainly of petroleum and petroliferous shale oils, semi-manufactured iron, crude zinc, wheat, rye, and electricity.’

Pronunciation

petroliferous

/ˌpetrəˈlifərəs//ˌpɛtrəˈlɪfərəs/