Definitions for fuel
a substance that can be consumed to produce energy
"more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
provide with a combustible substance that provides energy
"fuel aircraft, ships, and cars"
provide with fuel
"Oil fires the furnace"
take in fuel, as of a ship
"The tanker fueled in Bahrain"
"fuel the debate on creationism"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a liquid or solid substance that produces energy when burned
gasoline and other fuels
sth that encourages an activity
The incident provided the fuel for further protests.
to make a bad situation worse
The media coverage has just added fuel to the fire.
to give power to sth
hydrogen that can be used to fuel a hydrogen-powered car
to put fuel into a vehicle
as they fueled up the military jets
to encourage an activity or feeling
Rising oil prices and falling house prices fueled fears of a recession.; the money needed to fuel the rebuilding of the city
Substance consumed to provide energy through combustion, or through chemical or nuclear reaction.
Substance that provides nourishment for a living organism; food.
Something that stimulates, encourages or maintains an action.
to provide fuel
to exacerbate, to cause to grow or become greater
Origin: : feuaile, from feu
any matter used to produce heat by burning; that which feeds fire; combustible matter used for fires, as wood, coal, peat, etc
anything that serves to feed or increase passion or excitement
to feed with fuel
to store or furnish with fuel or firing
Translations for fuel
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
any substance by which a fire, engine etc is made to work (eg coal, oil, petrol)
The machine ran out of fuel.
- combustívelPortuguese (BR)
- der BrennstoffGerman
- tüzelő(anyag); üzemanyagHungarian
- bahan bakarIndonesian
- combustibile, carburanteItalian
- kuras, degalaiLithuanian
- kurināmais; degvielaLatvian
- brensel, driv-/brennstoffNorwegian
- opał, paliwoPolish
- دسونګ موادPashto
- combustibil, carburantRomanian
- yakıt, yakacakTurkish
- 燃料Chinese (Trad.)
- паливо; пальнеUkrainian
- کسی مشین کو چلانے کے لۓ ایندھن وغیرہUrdu
- chất đốt; nhiên liệuVietnamese
- 燃料Chinese (Simp.)
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