HyperDic: fuel

English > 5 senses of the word fuel:
NOUNsubstancefuela substance that can be consumed to produce energy
VERBpossessionfuelprovide with a combustible substance that provides energy
possessionfuel, fireprovide with fuel
possessionfueltake in fuel, as of a ship
emotionfuelstimulate
fuel > pronunciation
Soundsfyuw'ahl; fyuw'l
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
Blackpool ... Yule: 48 rhymes with uwl...
English > fuel: 5 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA substance that can be consumed to produce energy.
Examples
  • "more fuel is needed during the winter months"
  • "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
Narrowerbiomassplant materials and animal waste used as fuel
butaneOccurs in natural gas
charcoal, wood coalA carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air
coal gasgaseous mixture produced by distillation of bituminous coal and used for heating and lighting
cokecarbon fuel produced by distillation of coal
combustible, combustible materialA substance that can be burned to provide heat or power
diesel oil, diesel fuelA heavy mineral oil used as fuel in diesel engines
fireFuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking
firewoodwood used for fuel
fossil fuelfuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content
fuel oil, heating oilA petroleum product used for fuel
gasoholA gasoline substitute consisting of 90% gasoline and 10% grain alcohol from corn
gasoline, gasolene, gas, petrolA volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum
igniter, ignitor, lighterA substance used to ignite or kindle a fire / fire
illuminantSomething that can serve as a source of light
kerosene, kerosine, lamp oil, coal oilA flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters
methanol, methyl alcohol, wood alcohol, wood spiritA light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcohol
nuclear fuelfuel (such as uranium) that can be used in nuclear reactors as a source of electricity
propanecolorless gas found in natural gas and petroleum
red firecombustible material (usually salts of lithium or strontium) that burns bright red
water gasA mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide with small amounts of other gases
BroadersubstanceA particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties
Spanishcarburante, combustible, leña
Catalancarburant, combustible, fuel
Verbsfuelprovide with a combustible substance that provides energy
fuelprovide with fuel
fueltake in fuel, as of a ship
English > fuel: 5 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningProvide with a combustible substance that provides energy.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"fuel aircraft, ships, and cars"
NarrowerbunkerFill (a ship's bunker) with coal or oil
gas upFill with gasoline
refuelProvide with additional fuel, as of aircraft, ships, and cars
Broadersupply, provide, render, furnishGive something useful or necessary to
Spanishabastecer
Nounsfuela substance that can be consumed to produce energy
fuelingthe activity of supplying or taking on fuel
English > fuel: 5 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningProvide with fuel.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymfire
Broadersupply, provide, render, furnishGive something useful or necessary to
Spanishalimentar, aprovisionar de combustible, encender
Catalanproveir de combustible
Nounsfuela substance that can be consumed to produce energy
English > fuel: 5 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningtake in fuel, as of a ship.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The tanker fueled in Bahrain"
Narrowerrefueltake on more fuel, as of a plane, ship, or car
Broadertake in, take upAccept
Spanishabastecer de combustible, poner gasolina
Nounsfuela substance that can be consumed to produce energy
fuelingthe activity of supplying or taking on fuel
English > fuel: 5 senses > verb 4, emotion
Meaningstimulate.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example"fuel the debate on creationism"
Broaderstimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stirStir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
Spanishacalorar, alimentar, avivar
Catalanacalorar

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