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English definition of “oil-fired”


adjective     /ˈɔɪl.faɪəd/ US  /-faɪrd/
describes a heating system that uses refined oil (= oil from which unwanted substances have been removed) as a fuelFuelsPetroleum products especially when used as fuel
(Definition of oil-fired adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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