Definition of 'fuel'
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There will be no interruption to fuel supply. The Sun (2016)The agreement means making serious cuts in the reliance on fossil fuels. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Fuel cells will power many of the onboard features. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The fuel supply chain is making opportunistic profits while sterling tanks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These provide fuel for a week. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Coal was then used for fuel. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The deal with Japan has added fuel to the fire. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Central banks fuelled the boom in government bonds by buying trillions of dollars through QE. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some economists predict that inflation will hit 3 per cent by the end of next year as imports of food and fuel become more expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are just adding fuel to the fire. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That leaves just about enough fuel in the tank to hold. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Therefore it makes a better reactor fuel and also a better bomb. Fire and Ice - the Greenhouse Effect, Ozone Depletion, and Nuclear Winter (1990) Powered by a fuel cell instead of a chemical battery. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They would also guarantee the supply of fuel for the reactor. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Fracking holds the promise of a new era of cheap fuel and energy security. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The government has been encouraging people to use wood rather than gas and coal as domestic fuel. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The growing strength of sunshine in the northern hemisphere is fuelling heat waves in many regions. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The car fuel for the future has to be diesel. Times, Sunday Times (2008)What ensued was an unsustainable consumer and investment boom fuelled by debt. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They can switch from fossil fuels to less polluting energy sources. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)The bond issue certainly provided fuel for the bears on the stock. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But as oil supplies dwindle it may have finally become the fuel of the future. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She is not going to fuel the fire. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Low enrichment is used to fuel reactors. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It expects solar and wind power and fuel cells to be the big growth areas. Times, Sunday Times (2008)These provide the main fuel for energy supply. M. E. Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome - How To Live With It (1989)Burning a pound of fuel oil produces about twice as much energy as burning a pound of coal. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Also, diesel cars use less fuel than petrol cars and so give out less carbon dioxide. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The Conservatives claim the credit for keeping fuel duty frozen for the past four years. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Early models also had no fuel gauge, adding an exciting element of uncertainty to car trips. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Their claims about improved fuel efficiency and so on are less clear-cut. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We secured the fires, stopped the fuel oil pump and left. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)Most of these cars have diesel engines, which tend to be more fuel efficient than petrol engines. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Synonyms of 'fuel'
wood, coal, logs, firewood
Trends of 'fuel'
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Translations for 'fuel'
British English: fuel /fjʊəl/ NOUN
Fuel is a substance such as coal, oil, or petrol that is burned to provide heat or power.
...the fuel necessary to heat their homes.
- American English: fuel
- Arabic: وَقُود
- Brazilian Portuguese: combustível
- Chinese: 燃料
- Croatian: gorivo
- Czech: palivo
- Danish: brændstof
- Dutch: brandstof
- European Spanish: combustible
- Finnish: polttoaine
- French: carburant
- German: Brennstoff
- Greek: καύσιμο
- Italian: carburante
- Japanese: 燃料
- Korean: 연료
- Norwegian: drivstoff
- Polish: paliwo
- European Portuguese: combustível
- Romanian: combustibil
- Russian: топливо
- Spanish: combustible
- Swedish: bränsle
- Thai: เชื้อเพลิง
- Turkish: yakıt
- Ukrainian: пальне
- Vietnamese: nhiên liệu
British English: fuel VERB
To fuel a situation means to make it become worse or more intense.
The result will inevitably fuel speculation about the Prime Minister's future.
Definition of fuel from the Collins English Dictionary
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