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fuel oil

n.
A liquid or liquefiable petroleum product that is used to generate heat or power.

fuel oil

n
(Elements & Compounds) a liquid petroleum product having a flash point above 37.8°C: used as a substitute for coal in industrial furnaces, domestic heaters, ships, and locomotives

fu′el oil`


n.
an oil used for fuel, esp. one used as a substitute for coal, as crude petroleum.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fuel oil - a petroleum product used for fuelfuel oil - a petroleum product used for fuel  
fuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
oil - a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
gas oil - an oil formed through distillation of petroleum of intermediate boiling range and viscosity
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Trading in bunker fuel oil derivatives continued to grow month-on-month with 586,000 tonnes transacted in March 2006, up 35% from 432,000 tonnes in February 2006.