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die·sel

 (dē′zəl, -səl)
n.
1. A diesel engine.
2. A vehicle powered by a diesel engine.
3. Any of various fuels used to power diesel engines, especially one derived from petroleum.
intr.v. die·seled, die·sel·ing, die·sels
1. To continue running after the ignition has been turned off, as when an open throttle supplies fuel to an engine that is still sufficiently hot to ignite it.
2. To drive a diesel-powered vehicle: We dieseled through the countryside.
3. To refuel a diesel-powered vehicle. Often used with up.

diesel

(ˈdiːzəl)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) See diesel engine
2. (Automotive Engineering) a ship, locomotive, lorry, etc, driven by a diesel engine
3. (Automotive Engineering) informal short for diesel oil
4. (Brewing) slang South African any cola drink: spook and diesel.
5. sucking diesel See suck10

Diesel

(ˈdiːzəl)
n
(Biography) Rudolf (ˈruːdɔlf). 1858–1913, German engineer, who invented the diesel engine (1892)

die•sel

(ˈdi zəl, -səl)

adj.
1. designating a machine or vehicle powered by a diesel engine: diesel locomotive.
2. of or pertaining to a diesel engine: diesel fuel.
n.
4. a vehicle powered by a diesel engine.
[after Rudolf Diesel (1858–1913), German automotive engineer, the engine's inventor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diesel - German engineer (born in France) who invented the diesel engine (1858-1913)Diesel - German engineer (born in France) who invented the diesel engine (1858-1913)
2.diesel - an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oildiesel - an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil
diesel locomotive - a locomotive driven by a diesel engine
internal-combustion engine, ICE - a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine
Translations
nafta
diesel
diesel
dizel
ディーゼルエンジン
디젤기관
diesel
น้ำมันดีเซล
dầu diesel

diesel

[ˈdiːzəl]
A. N
1. (= car, train) → vehículo m diesel
2. (= fuel) → gasóleo m, gasoil m
B. CPD diesel engine Nmotor m diesel
diesel fuel, diesel oil Ngasóleo m, gasoil m
diesel train Ntren m diesel

diesel

[ˈdiːzəl] n
(= fuel) → gazole m
30 litres of diesel, please → Trente litres de gazole, s'il vous plaît.
(= car) → diesel m, voiture f diesel
Our car's a diesel → Nous avons une voiture diesel.diesel engine n (in car)moteur m diesel (= locomotive) → motrice fdiesel fuel ngazole mdiesel oil ngazole m

diesel

n (= train)Dieseltriebwagen m; (= car)Diesel m; (= fuel)Dieselöl nt, → Diesel no art

diesel

:
diesel-electric
adjdieselelektrisch
diesel engine
nDieselmotor m
diesel oil
nDieselöl nt
diesel train
nDieseltriebwagen m

diesel

[ˈdiːzl] n (car) → diesel m inv; (fuel) → gasolio

diesel

وَقُودُ الدِيزِيل nafta diesel Diesel ντίζελ diésel, gasóleo diesel diesel dizel diesel ディーゼルエンジン 디젤기관 diesel diesel diesel diesel, gasóleo дизельное топливо diesel น้ำมันดีเซล dizel dầu diesel 柴油机驱动的车辆
References in classic literature ?
One of the Diesel engines broke down in the morning, and while we were working on it, the forward port diving-tank commenced to fill.
AquaLux is already in discussions with a local power company to provide AquaFuel to eliminate diesel emissions and bring them into compliance with air pollution regulations on their 25 diesels used for electrical power generation.
Regulations require new and existing diesels that will operate for more than a limited number of hours to install NOx emission controls or face curtailment in hours of operation.
fleet, Schaeffer said APTA's data showed that 81% were conventional diesels, 12% were diesel-electric, and 7% operated on biodiesel.
Diesels will continue to rule in terms of buyer popularity, while hybrids will hold sway on showroom floors.
Other high-performing diesels are available from Volkswagen, the leading seller of diesel cars in the United States.
Nearly half the cars in Europe are diesels, and diesel fuel in most European countries is at least B4.
This event brings together the quickest street legal diesels in the nation providing four competitive classes of competition: Street Diesel (brackets), Pro-Street, Quick Diesel, and Top Diesel Exhibition.
To this end, Bosch is pursuing a variety of technical developments with the aim of further reducing the level of toxic emissions from diesels in order to make them even more environmentally friendly, while meeting increasingly stringent emission regulations.
Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, an MTA board alternate, said he doesn't want converted diesel buses ``spewing black smoke'' on his constituents, even if MTA staff members are touting the engines as ``clean diesels.
It describes seven projects in fair detail, including a reciprocating steam engine, gas turbines and what are essentially coal-burning diesels.