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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And it has now been defuelled - the essential parts have been taken away.
In 2010, after 21 years of decommissioning work, the units became the first to be sealed up and placed in 'safestor', a passive state in which the defuelled and extensively decommissioned units will be monitored and maintained until the site is completely cleared in about 65 years' time.
Now the power station is being decommissioned - the reactor was defuelled in 1995 and the central core will be cooling until 2016 ahead of the safe storage of waste.
While the Wylfa site is scheduled to cease generating electricity in 2014, Trawsfynydd has been defuelled and is undergoing decommissioning.
The Wylfa site is scheduled to cease generating electricity in 2014, while the Trawsfynydd has now been defuelled and is undergoing decommissioning.
We've been informed from Singapore that a Qantas plane overflying the area defuelled and then made an emergency landing back in Singapore," he told MetroTV.
A spokesman for Devonport in Plymouth said: ``We've made a submission to the MoD for handling defuelled and decommissioned subs.
If these nuclear submarines are not safely defuelled and dismantled, their reactors could be damaged or sabotaged, causing widespread security and environmental concerns.