Definition of crude noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kruːd//
; NAmE NAmE//kruːd//
The power industry
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(also crude oil) [uncountable] oil in its natural state, before it has been treated with chemicals 50 000 barrels of crude See related entries: The power industry Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin crudus ‘raw, rough’.
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