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English definition of “diesel”


noun uk   /ˈdiː.zəl/ us  
C1 [U] a type of heavy oil used as fuel: a diesel engine My new car runs on (= uses) diesel.Petroleum products especially when used as fuelFuels [C] any vehicle, especially a train, which has a diesel engineTrains and parts of trainsVehicles in general
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