defuel

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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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The sale, which will be effective after Unit 3 has been shut down and permanently defueled, includes the transfer of the licenses, spent fuel, decommissioning liabilities, and Nuclear Decommissioning Trusts for the three units.
After the submarine is defueled at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the hull will be retained in storage until decommissioning.
The left and right wing tanks were defueled; the removed fuel totaled about 10 gallons.
If the airplane is turbine powered, it will have to be defueled because the density of jet fuel changes with temperature.
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.
Enterprise will be defueled and towed to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (scheduled for 2017) for dismantlement and recycling.
Of the Fukushima Daiichi six reactors, Units 5 and 6 were offline for planned inspection and Unit 4 had been completely defueled. Units 1, 2 and 3, with nominal outputs of 498 MWe, 796 MWe and 796 MWe respectively, were in operation before their earthquake induced automatic shutdown.
The tank is first defueled by means of aircraft pumps, which are able to transfer the vast majority of the fuel.
Browns Ferry 1 remains shut down and has been defueled, while the other units were idle for several years, restarting in 1991, 1995, 1988, and 1988, respectively.
I launched with a heavy aircraft--it could have been defueled. I disregarded my own instruction--I could have incompleted the hop.
Despite these obligations, in 1989 the DPRK defueled its 5 MW(e) reactor and reprocessed the fuel.