Definitions for fuel oil

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fu′el oil`(n.)

  1. an oil used for fuel, esp. one used as a substitute for coal, as crude petroleum.

    Category: Energy

Origin of fuel oil:

1890–95

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fuel oil, heating oil(noun)

    a petroleum product used for fuel

Freebase

  1. Fuel oil

    Fuel oil is a fraction obtained from petroleum distillation, either as a distillate or a residue. Broadly speaking fuel oil is any liquid petroleum product that is burned in a furnace or boiler for the generation of heat or used in an engine for the generation of power, except oils having a flash point of approximately 40 °C and oils burned in cotton or wool-wick burners. In this sense, diesel is a type of fuel oil. Fuel oil is made of long hydrocarbon chains, particularly alkanes, cycloalkanes and aromatics. The term fuel oil is also used in a stricter sense to refer only to the heaviest commercial fuel that can be obtained from crude oil i.e. heavier than gasoline and naphtha. In Australia the term 'distillate' refers specifically to Diesel fuel

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