Share this entry


Synonyms of fuel in English:


  • 1 the car ran out of fuel
    power source;
    British petrol
  • 2 she added more fuel to the fire
    firewood, wood, kindling, logs;
    oil, kerosene, propane, lighter fluid;
    heat source
  • 3 we all need fuel to keep our bodies going
  • 4 his antics added fuel to the opposition's cause
    encouragement, ammunition, stimulus, incentive;
    provocation, goading
  • verb

    Back to top  
  • 1 power stations fueled by low-grade coal
    power, fire, charge
  • 2 the rumors fueled anxiety among opposition
    fan, feed, stoke up, inflame, intensify, stimulate, encourage, provoke, incite, whip up;
    sustain, keep alive
  • Definition of fuel in:

    Share this entry


    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources