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.
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defuel

(diːˈfjʊəl)
vb (tr)
(Chemistry) to remove the fuel from (a vehicle or aircraft)
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It stopped generating power in 2003 and defueling began in 2011.
Another private company, Monreal said, had to do the defueling after the plane's fuel pump failed to function.
Months before it could set sail again, Japanese technicians and shipbuilders worked on it, dewatering and defueling it.
The Dallas is currently in the process of offloading and processing material excess and preparing the ship for the subsequent phase of defueling. After the submarine is defueled at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the hull will be retained in storage until decommissioning.
"This action will provide the infrastructure necessary to support the naval nuclear reactor defueling and refueling schedules to meet the operational needs of the U.S.
"However, this assessment confirms that a radiation emergency is still possible during the defueling phase of its life cycle and the statutory requirements for an off-site emergency planning area will therefore remain in place.
Wylfa is now in the "defueling" phase, which should be completed around 2019.
Of particular concern was the three degree forward slope of a FLT IIA flight deck, which was mitigated by defueling the aircraft and augmenting the move crew with shipboard personnel handpicked by the detachment officer in charge.
The contract is for 12 months and includes planning, engineering and shipboard inspections for work associated with the defueling of the ship.
RELYANT will be tasked with providing all personnel, skill sets, management, equipment and enablers necessary to perform the complete distribution, operations and maintenance of the bulk fuel installation (including retail operations), and the FARP, as well as providing all ground and aviation refueling and defueling services on Camp Leatherneck and Camp Bastion.
After 2015, there will be a three-year defueling period.