There are 2 translations of fuel in Spanish:

fuel1

Pronunciation: /ˈfjuːəl/

n

  • 1.1 uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable (for heating, lighting) combustible (m); (for engines) combustible (m), carburante (m) to add fuel to the flames o fire echar leña al fuego (before noun/delante del nombre) fuel crisis crisis (feminine) energética fuel policy política (feminine) energética
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    • The main imports are raw materials, petroleum-based fuels, and consumer goods.
    • In 50 years' time there will be very little in the way of fuels to heat, cool, light and power the homes of a rising population, in Australia and worldwide.
    • Almost all of the fuels used for transportation and the majority of the fuels used for heat and electricity come from petroleum products.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (stimulus) acicate (masculine)
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    • The latest record by the David Lowery-led Cracker adds fuel to the argument that Americans don't understand irony.
    • They are experienced enough to know how timing and careful selection of language can add fuel to inflamed prejudices.
    • Although neither my friends nor myself ever owned one, these toy robots were fuel for the imagination.

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Word of the day constipado
adj
está muy constipado = he has a bad cold …
Cultural fact of the day

The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments. The Senado's functions include discussing, approving, and suggesting amendments to legislation passed by the Congreso de los Diputados and supervising the compensation fund for the autonomous regions.

There are 2 translations of fuel in Spanish:

fuel2

vt ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)

  • 1 (provide fuel for) [ship/plane] abastecer* de combustible; [stove/furnace] alimentar
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    • The amount of electricity produced is much less than power plants fueled by coal or natural gas, but with very low operating costs, the solar project is expected quickly to turn a profit while emitting zero pollution.
    • When England was the center of the Industrial Revolution, coal fueled the steam engines.
    • Most US power plants are fueled by coal, fuel oil, and natural gas, the only fuels available in sufficient quantities to meet the demand.
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    • The fabric and wood fueled the flames while fire units worked to extinguish the blaze.
    • Customers fueled the fire by trying to put out the flames with their drinks.
    • The fierce Santa Ana winds are fueling the flames, driving those fires about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
  • 2 (stimulate) [hope/passion] alimentar; [debate] avivar; [fear] exacerbar
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    • She kissed him with a passion fueled by her intense fear of being found out, and she felt him kissing her back.
    • Add to this a few allegations of cover-ups and fear mongering and an absolute media frenzy that further fuelled the feeling of terror throughout US and the world.
    • His words inflamed, and helped fuel the violent unrest of the days to come, an ugly venting of accumulated African rage.

vi ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)

Phrasal verbs

fuel up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (British English/inglés británico)
echar or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) cargar* gasolina, cargar* nafta (River Plate area/Río de la Plata)

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Word of the day constipado
adj
está muy constipado = he has a bad cold …
Cultural fact of the day

The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments. The Senado's functions include discussing, approving, and suggesting amendments to legislation passed by the Congreso de los Diputados and supervising the compensation fund for the autonomous regions.