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British English: /fjuː(ə)l/
American English: /ˈfju(ə)l/

Translation of fuel in French:


  • 1
    (gen) (Nuclear Physics)
    combustible (m)
    (for car, plane, machinery) carburant (m)
    several types of fuel
    plusieurs types de combustible
    before n (costs, prices, crisis)
    du combustible, du carburant
    (shortage, bill)
    de combustible, de carburant
  • 2 [figurative]to provide fuel for
    rajouter du poids à (claims)
    attiser (hatred, discord)

transitive verb p prés etc -ll- -l- (American English)

  • 1 (make run)
    (gas, oil)
    alimenter (furnace, engine)
    to be fuelled by oil/gas
    marcher au pétrole/gaz


to add fuel to the flames ou fire

jeter de l'huile sur le feu

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