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English definition of “fuel”

fuel

verb [T]     /fjʊəl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
to supply a system with a substance that can be burned to provide heat or power: Our heating system is fuelled by gas. We have a gas-fuelled heating system. petrol/hydrogen-fuelled carsFuelsPetroleum products especially when used as fuel Something that fuels a feeling or a type of behaviour increases it or makes it stronger: The rapid promotion of the director's son has itself fuelled resentment within the company. The prime minister's speech fuelled speculation that she is about to resign.Becoming and making stronger
(Definition of fuel verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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