Definitions for Dieselˈdi zəl, -səl
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Diesel, Rudolf Diesel, Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel(noun)
German engineer (born in France) who invented the diesel engine (1858-1913)
diesel, diesel engine, diesel motor(noun)
an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil
A fuel derived from petroleum (or other oils) but heavier than gasoline/petrol. Used to power diesel engines which burn this fuel using the heat produced when air is compressed
A vehicle powered by a diesel engine
To ignite a substance by using the heat generated by compression
For a spark-ignition internal combustion engine to continue running after the electrical current to the spark plugs has been turned off. This occurs when there's enough heat in the combustion chamber to ignite the air/fuel without a spark, the same way heat and pressure cause ignition in a diesel engine.
The only reason the VW bug has a solenoid is to prevent it from dieseling.
Origin: From the inventor, Dr. Rudolph Diesel, who developed a heavy-duty engine in Germany (1892–1897) and perfected it throughout his life.
Diesel fuel in general is any liquid fuel used in diesel engines, whose fuel ignition takes place, without spark, as a result of compression of the inlet air mixture and then injection of fuel. Diesel engines have found broad use as a result of higher thermodynamic and thus fuel efficiencies. This is particularly noted where diesel engines are run at part-load; as their air supply is not throttled as in a petrol engine, their efficiency still remains high. The most common type of diesel fuel is a specific fractional distillate of petroleum fuel oil, but alternatives that are not derived from petroleum, such as biodiesel, biomass to liquid or gas to liquid diesel, are increasingly being developed and adopted. To distinguish these types, petroleum-derived diesel is increasingly called petrodiesel. Ultra-low-sulfur diesel is a standard for defining diesel fuel with substantially lowered sulfur contents. As of 2006, almost all of the petroleum-based diesel fuel available in UK, Europe and North America is of a ULSD type.
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Translations for Diesel
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- ديزل, سولارArabic
- diésel, gazoleFrench
- dìosalScottish Gaelic
- diesel, gasolioItalian
- дизел, нафтаMacedonian
- óleo diesel, dieselPortuguese
- дизельное топливо, дизель, соляркаRussian
- mazot, motorinTurkish
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