Definition of fossil fuel in English:

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fossil fuel

Pronunciation: /ˈfäsəl ˈˌfyo͞o(ə)l/

noun

A natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms.
Example sentences
  • So burning coal or oil, which releases carbon from when the fossil fuel was formed, has a serious global warming effect.
  • The second most prominent and naturally most abundant fossil fuel is coal.
  • The surge in crude prices has prompted oil companies to boost exploration activities to discover more of the fossil fuel.

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Syllabification: fos·sil fu·el

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