defuel

de·fu·el

 (dē-fyo͞o′əl)
tr.v. de·fu·eled, de·fu·el·ing, de·fu·els also de·fu·elled or de·fu·el·ling
To remove the fuel from: defuel a rocket.

defuel

(diːˈfjʊəl)
vb (tr)
(Chemistry) to remove the fuel from (a vehicle or aircraft)
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Often, we also need to defuel the aircraft and have even done so in the middle of a lake to prevent spillage during recovery.
Before the birds could be put to bed, maintenance was tasked to defuel aircraft that were to begin scheduled maintenance the following morning.
Concurrent with inactivation, the ship will be defueled using the same proven techniques that have been used successfully to refuel and defuel more than 350 naval nuclear-powered warships.
For example, before you fuel or defuel a vehicle from a HEMTT tanker, connect one of the HEMTT's static cables to the vehicle being fueled.
But, without the men and women who serve this nation in the greatest maritime force in the world you might as well take our fleet, moor it to a pier, hangar the aircraft, and defuel our tanks.
The remaining few hundred pounds in the tank sump, which is located beneath the pump intake, is emptied by manually opening a drain at the bottom of the sump and collecting those few hundred pounds in a small defuel tank known as a fuel "bowser".
In particular, it's had to go back to the original supplier Babcock to redesign the fuel-handling system for the four reactors so it can defuel them in accordance with the schedule and current safety standards.
The wet-wing defuel operation is another method for delivering fuel to a forward area when the GLOCs are not open for convoy operations.
The units had to drive back to Rhine Ordnance Barracks, defuel, and resubmit the hazardous-materials paperwork.
On April 19, Pyongyang notified the IAEA of its' intention to defuel the reactor "at an early date," and it invited agency inspectors to witness the unloading operations -- but without specifying what procedures would be followed or what the inspectors would be able to see and do.