HyperDic: fossil_fuel

English > 1 sense of the expression fossil fuel:
NOUNsubstancefossil fuelfuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content
English > fossil fuel: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
Meaningfuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content.
Narrowercoalfossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
natural gas, gasA fossil fuel in the gaseous state
petroleum, crude oil, crude, rock oil, fossil oil, oilA dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
BroaderfuelA substance that can be consumed to produce energy
Spanishcombustible fósil, petróleo
Catalancombustible fòssil, petroli

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