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English definition of “refuel”


verb [I or T]     /ˌriːˈfjʊəl/
to put more fuel into an aircraft , ship , etc. so that it can continue its journey FuelsPetroleum products especially when used as fuel refuelling     /-ɪŋ/ noun [U] FuelsPetroleum products especially when used as fuel
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