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fuel US English

Material such as coal, gas, or oil that is burned to produce heat or power

fuel US Thesaurus

the car ran out of fuel

flex-fuel US English

Denoting a motor vehicle that will run on gasoline, ethanol, or these two in any combination

fuel cap US English

A cap that closes the end of the pipe leading to the petrol tank of a motor vehicle or aircraft

fuel cell US English

A cell producing an electric current directly from a chemical reaction

fuel oil US English

Oil used as fuel in an engine or furnace

fuel pump US English

A device that pumps liquid fuel from a fuel tank to the internal combustion engine

fuel rod US English

A rod-shaped fuel element in a nuclear reactor

fuel tank US English

A container holding the fuel supply in a motor vehicle, aircraft, etc.

oil fuel US English

Oil for use as fuel.

fossil fuel US English

A natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms

fuel-saving US English

Designed to make economical use of fuel

green fuel US English

(A type of) fuel, especially biofuel, which is regarded as less harmful to the environment than conventional fuels.

multi-fuel US English

Capable of running on or burning more than one kind of fuel.

patent fuel US English

Fuel in the form of briquettes or blocks made by compressing and shaping crushed coal, with added binder if necessary.

rocket fuel US English

Fuel for a rocket engine; specifically one that reacts with an oxidizer.

white fuel US English

Hydroelectric power, or the flowing water giving rise to this (now rare).

fuel element US English

An element consisting of nuclear fuel and other materials for use in a reactor

fuel poverty US English

The condition of being unable to afford to keep one’s home adequately heated

lighter fuel US English

The fuel used in a cigarette lighter

nuclear fuel US English

A substance that will sustain a fission chain reaction so that it can be used as a source of nuclear energy

fuel efficiency US English

The capacity of an engine, especially that of a vehicle, to obtain energy from fuel

fuel-efficient US English

(Chiefly of a vehicle) designed to prevent the wasteful consumption of fuel

fuel injection US English

The direct introduction of fuel under pressure into the combustion units of an internal combustion engine

alternative fuel US English

A fuel other than gasoline for powering motor vehicles, such as natural gas, methanol, or electricity

fuel consumption US English

The amount of fuel a vehicle uses to travel a particular distance at a particular speed

fuel up in fuel US English

(Of a person) eat a meal

alternative fuel vehicle US English

A motor vehicle designed to run on a fuel other than petrol or diesel, such as natural gas, methanol, or electricity, especially with the aim of reducing the emission of pollutants or the use of fossil-fuel resources; abbreviated AFV.

add fuel to the fire US English

Cause a situation or conflict to become more intense, especially by provocative comments

biofuel US English

A fuel derived directly from living matter

refuel US English

Supply (a vehicle) with more fuel

fuelwood US English

Wood used as fuel

fuel injector in injector US English

(In an internal combustion engine) the nozzle and valve through which fuel is sprayed into a combustion chamber

add fuel to the fire in fuel US English

Cause a situation or conflict to become more intense, especially by provocative comments

add fuel to the fire or flames in fuel US English

Cause a situation or conflict to become more intense, especially by provocative comments