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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fueling - the activity of supplying or taking on fuelfueling - the activity of supplying or taking on fuel
supplying, provision, supply - the activity of supplying or providing something
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As the price of oil remains relatively high and oil companies continue to rake in record-setting profits, it's hardly conceivable this industry will embrace having to invest billions of dollars to develop a new fueling infrastructure.