noun. ['ˌpɛtroʊˈkɛmɪkəl'] any compound obtained from petroleum or natural gas.
Rhymes with Petrochemical
Sentences with petrochemical
1. Noun, singular or mass
Acrylic fibers come from acrylonitrile -- a petrochemical -- first made in Germany in the early 1800s.
PVA glues are relatively inexpensive and non-toxic through contact with skin; however, they do contain petrochemical compounds.