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fu·el

 (fyo͞o′əl)
n.
1. Something consumed to produce energy, especially:
a. A material such as wood, coal, gas, or oil burned to produce heat or power.
b. Fissionable material used in a nuclear reactor.
c. Nutritive material metabolized by a living organism; food.
2. Something that maintains or stimulates an activity or emotion: "Money is the fuel of a volunteer organization" (Natalie de Combray).
v. fu·eled, fu·el·ing, fu·els also fu·elled or fu·el·ling
v.tr.
1. To provide with fuel.
2. To support or stimulate the activity or existence of: rhetoric that fueled the dissenters.
v.intr.
To take in fuel.

[Middle English feuel, from Old French fouaille, feuaile, from Vulgar Latin *focālia, neuter pl. of *focālis, of the hearth or fireplace, from Latin focus, hearth, fireplace.]

fu′el·er n.
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fuel

(fjʊəl)
n
1. (Chemistry) any substance burned as a source of heat or power, such as coal or petrol
(General Physics) the material, containing a fissile substance, such as uranium-235, that produces energy in a nuclear reactor
2. something that nourishes or builds up emotion, action, etc
vb, fuels, fuelling or fuelled, fuels, fueling or fueled
to supply with or receive fuel
[C14: from Old French feuaile, from feu fire, ultimately from Latin focus fireplace, hearth]
ˈfueller, ˈfueler n
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fu•el

(ˈfyu əl)

n., v. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling. n.
1. combustible matter, as coal, wood, oil, or gas, used to maintain fire in order to create heat or power, or as an energy source for engines, power plants, or reactors.
2. something that gives nourishment; food.
3. something that sustains or encourages; stimulant: fuel for debate.
v.t.
4. to supply with fuel.
5. to
v.i.
6. to obtain or replenish fuel.
encourage or stimulate: to fuel suspicion.
[1300–50; Middle English fuel(le), feuel < Old French feuaile < Vulgar Latin *focālia, neuter pl. of *focālis of the hearth, fuel]
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fu·el

(fyo͞o′əl)
A substance that produces useful energy when it undergoes a chemical or nuclear reaction. Fuel such as coal, wood, oil, or gas provides energy when burned. Compounds in the body such as glucose are broken down into simpler compounds to provide energy for metabolic processes. Some radioactive substances, such as plutonium and tritium, provide energy by undergoing nuclear fission or fusion.
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fuel

- Traces back to Latin focalis, "hearth."
See also related terms for hearth.
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fuel


Past participle: fuelled
Gerund: fuelling

Imperative
fuel
fuel
Present
I fuel
you fuel
he/she/it fuels
we fuel
you fuel
they fuel
Preterite
I fuelled
you fuelled
he/she/it fuelled
we fuelled
you fuelled
they fuelled
Present Continuous
I am fuelling
you are fuelling
he/she/it is fuelling
we are fuelling
you are fuelling
they are fuelling
Present Perfect
I have fuelled
you have fuelled
he/she/it has fuelled
we have fuelled
you have fuelled
they have fuelled
Past Continuous
I was fuelling
you were fuelling
he/she/it was fuelling
we were fuelling
you were fuelling
they were fuelling
Past Perfect
I had fuelled
you had fuelled
he/she/it had fuelled
we had fuelled
you had fuelled
they had fuelled
Future
I will fuel
you will fuel
he/she/it will fuel
we will fuel
you will fuel
they will fuel
Future Perfect
I will have fuelled
you will have fuelled
he/she/it will have fuelled
we will have fuelled
you will have fuelled
they will have fuelled
Future Continuous
I will be fuelling
you will be fuelling
he/she/it will be fuelling
we will be fuelling
you will be fuelling
they will be fuelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fuelling
you have been fuelling
he/she/it has been fuelling
we have been fuelling
you have been fuelling
they have been fuelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fuelling
you will have been fuelling
he/she/it will have been fuelling
we will have been fuelling
you will have been fuelling
they will have been fuelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fuelling
you had been fuelling
he/she/it had been fuelling
we had been fuelling
you had been fuelling
they had been fuelling
Conditional
I would fuel
you would fuel
he/she/it would fuel
we would fuel
you would fuel
they would fuel
Past Conditional
I would have fuelled
you would have fuelled
he/she/it would have fuelled
we would have fuelled
you would have fuelled
they would have fuelled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energyfuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
biomass - plant materials and animal waste used as fuel
butane - occurs in natural gas; used in the manufacture of rubber and fuels
charcoal, wood coal - a carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air
coal gas - gaseous mixture produced by distillation of bituminous coal and used for heating and lighting
coke - carbon fuel produced by distillation of coal
diesel fuel, diesel oil - a heavy mineral oil used as fuel in diesel engines
fire - fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking; "put the kettle on the fire"; "barbecue over an open fire"
fossil fuel - fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content
fuel oil, heating oil - a petroleum product used for fuel
gasohol - a gasoline substitute consisting of 90% gasoline and 10% grain alcohol from corn
gasolene, gasoline, petrol, gas - a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines
illuminant - something that can serve as a source of light
coal oil, kerosene, kerosine, lamp oil - a flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters
methanol, methyl alcohol, wood alcohol, wood spirit - a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcohol; used as an antifreeze and solvent and fuel and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol
nuclear fuel - fuel (such as uranium) that can be used in nuclear reactors as a source of electricity
propane - colorless gas found in natural gas and petroleum; used as a fuel
red fire - combustible material (usually salts of lithium or strontium) that burns bright red; used in flares and fireworks
combustible, combustible material - a substance that can be burned to provide heat or power
water gas - a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide with small amounts of other gases; made by blowing steam over hot coke or coal
firewood - wood used for fuel; "they collected and cut their own firewood"
igniter, ignitor, lighter - a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
Verb1.fuel - provide with a combustible substance that provides energy; "fuel aircraft, ships, and cars"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
gas up - fill with gasoline; "Gas up the car"
refuel - provide with additional fuel, as of aircraft, ships, and cars
bunker - fill (a ship's bunker) with coal or oil
2.fuel - provide with fuel; "Oil fires the furnace"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
3.fuel - take in fuel, as of a ship; "The tanker fueled in Bahrain"
take up, take in - accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"
refuel - take on more fuel, as of a plane, ship, or car
4.fuel - stimulate; "fuel the debate on creationism"
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
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fuel

noun
1. petrol, oil, gas, gasoline (U.S.), source of energy, propellant, diesel oil They ran out of fuel.
2. wood, coal, logs, firewood, kindling I fetched more fuel for the fire.
3. nourishment, food, kai (N.Z. informal), sustenance Babies and toddlers need fuel for growth.
4. incitement, encouragement, ammunition, provocation, food, material, incentive, fodder His comments are bound to add fuel to the debate.
verb
1. inflame, power, charge, fire, fan, encourage, feed, boost, sustain, stimulate, nourish, incite, whip up, stoke up The economic boom was fuelled by easy credit.
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Translations
وَقُودوُقوديُزَوِّدُ بِالوُقود
palivotankovatnabrat palivo
brændstoftanke
polttoaine
gorivo
tankoltüzelõüzemanyagüzemanyaggal ellát
eldsneytitaka eldsneyti; sjá fyrir eldsneyti
燃料
연료
degalaiišpilti degaluskuraspapildyti degalaispasipildyti degalais
degvielaiepildīt degvielukurināmais
palivo
gorivo
bränsle
เชื้อเพลิง
nhiên liệu

fuel

[fjʊəl]
A. N
1. (gen) → combustible m; (for engine) → carburante m; (specifically coal) → carbón m; (= wood) → leña f
2. (fig) → pábulo m
to add fuel to the flamesechar leña al fuego
B. VT
1. [+ furnace etc] → alimentar; [+ aircraft, ship etc] → repostar
2. (fig) [+ speculation etc] → estimular, provocar; [+ dispute] → avivar, acalorar
C. VI [aircraft, ship] → repostar
D. CPD fuel cap N (Aut) → tapa f del depósito de gasolina
fuel crisis Ncrisis f inv energética
fuel injection (engine) Nmotor m de inyección
fuel needs NPLnecesidades fpl energéticas
fuel oil Nfuel oil m, mazut m
fuel policy Npolítica f energética
fuel pump N (Aut) → surtidor m de gasolina
fuel tank Ndepósito m (de combustible)
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fuel

[ˈfjuːəl]
n
(for heating)combustible m
to add fuel to the fire (= intensify conflict) → jeter de l'huile sur le feu
(for vehicle)carburant m
to run out of fuel → avoir une panne de carburant
vt (= encourage) [+ rumour, speculation] → alimenter; [+ growth, boom] → alimenter
modif
(heating) [bill] → de combustible
(= consumption, crisis, shortage) → de carburantfuel efficiency nrendement m énergétiquefuel-efficient [ˌfjuːəlɪˈfɪʃənt] adjéconomiquefuel gauge n [car] → jauge f d'essencefuel injection ninjection f, injection f de carburantfuel injection engine nmoteur m à injection
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fuel

nBrennstoff m, → Brennmaterial nt; (for vehicle) → Kraftstoff m; (= petrol)Benzin nt; (Aviat, Space) → Treibstoff m; (fig)Nahrung f; to add fuel to the flames or fire (fig)Öl in die Flammen or ins Feuer gießen; what kind of fuel do you use in your central heating?womit betreiben Sie Ihre Zentralheizung? ? solid fuel
vt (= fill) stove, furnace etcmit Brennstoff versorgen; ships etcauftanken, betanken; (= use for fuel)betreiben; (= drive, propel)antreiben; (fig) conflictschüren; debateanfachen; inflationanheizen; speculationNahrung geben (+dat); power stations fuelled (Brit) or fueled (US) by oilmit Öl befeuerte Kraftwerke; fuelled (Brit) or fueled (US) by memoriesvon Erinnerungen angefacht; fuelled (Brit) or fueled (US) by drinkvom Alkohol angetrieben
vi (ship, engine, aircraft)auftanken, Brennstoff/Treibstoff etc aufnehmen; fuelling stopLandung fzum Auftanken

fuel

:
fuel cell
fuel cock
nTreibstoffhahn m
fuel consumption
nKraftstoff- or Benzinverbauch m
fuel element
n (of reactor)Brennelement nt
fuel gauge
nBenzinuhr f, → Tankuhr f

fuel

:
fuel-injected
adjEinspritz-; fuel engineEinspritzmotor m
fuel injection
n(Benzin)einspritzung f; engine with fuelEinspritzmotor m
fuel oil
nGasöl nt
fuel pipe
nBenzinleitung f
fuel pump
nBenzinpumpe f
fuel rod
n (of reactor)Brennstab m
fuel shortage
nBrennstoffknappheit f
fuel tank
nÖltank m
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fuel

[fjʊəl]
1. n (gen) → combustibile m; (for engine) → carburante m
to add fuel to the flames (fig) → soffiare sul fuoco, gettar olio sul fuoco
2. vt (furnace) → alimentare; (aircraft, ship) → rifornire di carburante
3. vi (aircraft, ship) → rifornirsi di carburante
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fuel

(ˈfjuəl) noun
any substance by which a fire, engine etc is made to work (eg coal, oil, petrol). The machine ran out of fuel.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈfuelled , (American) fueled
to give or take fuel. The tanker will leave when it has finished fuelling / being fuelled.
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fuel

وَقُود palivo brændstof Brennstoff καύσιμο combustible polttoaine carburant gorivo carburante 燃料 연료 brandstof drivstoff paliwo combustível топливо bränsle เชื้อเพลิง yakıt nhiên liệu 燃料
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