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fuel

noun
 
 
/ˈfjuːəl/
[C or U] NATURAL RESOURCES a substance which is used to provide heat or power, usually by being burned: oil, gas and other kinds of fuel nuclear fuel fossil fuelsfuel costs/prices Domestic fuel costs have risen sharply over the past few months. The new exhaust system, it is claimed, will lower fuel consumption.
[U] anything that keeps people's ideas or feelings active, or makes them stronger: The news reports were designed to add fuel to the debate over interest rates.
Translations of “fuel”
in Korean 연료…
in Arabic وَقود…
in French combustible…
in Turkish sıvı yakıt, yakacak…
in Italian combustibile, carburante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 燃料, 燃燒劑, 刺激因素…
in Russian топливо, горючее…
in Polish paliwo…
in Spanish combustible…
in Portuguese combustível…
in German der Brennstoff…
in Catalan combustible…
in Japanese 燃料…
in Chinese (Simplified) 燃料, 燃烧剂, 刺激因素…
(Definition of fuel noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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