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 for petrol
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Petrol \Pe*trol"\ (p[-e]*tr[=o]l), n.
     1. Petroleum. [Archaic and R.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (p[e^]"tr[add]l"), Same as gasoline; -- British usage.
        [British]
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  petrol
      n 1: a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and
           heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used
           mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines [syn:
           gasoline, gasolene, gas, petrol]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "petrol":
     avgas, benzine, coal oil, crude, crude oil, electricity, ethyl,
     ethyl gas, fossil oil, gas, gasoline, high-octane gas, high-test,
     illuminant, illuminating gas, kerosene, lead-free gas,
     light source, low-lead gas, luminant, motor oil, oil, paraffin,
     petroleum, premium gas, regular, rock oil
  
  

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