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English definition of “-fired”


suffix     /-faɪəd/ US  /-faɪrd/
using the stated type of fuel: Gas-fired power stations are expected to produce cheaper electricity than coal-fired ones.FuelsPetroleum products especially when used as fuel
(Definition of -fired suffix from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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