Meaning of “fossil fuel” in the English Dictionary

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"fossil fuel" in British English

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fossil fuelnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈfɒs.əl ˌfjʊəl/ us /ˈfɑː.səl ˌfjʊəl/

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  • A development of this sort, together with new power sources to replace the fossil fuels on which factory, home, and vehicle now depend, might also all but eliminate the growing smog and air-pollution blight. 

(Definition of “fossil fuel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fossil fuel" in American English

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fossil fuelnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɑs·əl ˈfju·əl, ˈfjul/

a fuel such as gas, coal, and oil that has been produced in the earth from plants and animals

(Definition of “fossil fuel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)