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Meaning of FUEL

Pronunciation:  'fyooul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a substance that can be burned to provide heat or power; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
  2. [v]  stimulate; "fuel the debate on creationism"
  3. [v]  take in fuel, as of a ship; "The tanker fueled in Bahrain"
  4. [v]  provide with fuel; as of aircraft, ships, and cars
  5. [v]  provide with fuel; "Oil fires the furnace"

FUEL is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: combustible, combustible material, fire
 See Also: biomass, bunker, butane, charcoal, coal gas, coke, diesel fuel, diesel oil, excite, firewood, fossil fuel, fuel oil, furnish, gas, gas up, gasohol, gasolene, gasoline, heating oil, igniter, ignitor, illuminant, kerosene, kerosine, lighter, matter, methanol, methyl alcohol, peat, petrol, propane, provide, red fire, refuel, render, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir, substance, supply, take in, take up, water gas, wood alcohol, wood coal, wood spirit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fu"el\, n. [OF. fouail, fuail, or fouaille, fuaille, LL.
    focalium, focale, fr. L. focus hearth, fireplace, in LL.,
    fire. See {Focus}.] [Formerly written also {fewel.}]
    1. Any matter used to produce heat by burning; that which
       feeds fire; combustible matter used for fires, as wood,
       coal, peat, etc.
    2. Anything that serves to feed or increase passion or
    {Artificial fuel}, fuel consisting of small particles, as
       coal dust, sawdust, etc., consolidated into lumps or
  2. \Fu"el\, v. t.
    1. To feed with fuel. [Obs.]
             Never, alas I the dreadful name, That fuels the
             infernal flame.                       --Cowley.
    2. To store or furnish with fuel or firing. [Obs.]
             Well watered and well fueled.         --Sir H.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Almost every kind of combustible matter was used for fuel, such as the withered stalks of herbs (Matt. 6:30), thorns (Ps. 58:9; Eccl. 7:6), animal excrements (Ezek. 4:12-15; 15:4, 6; 21:32). Wood or charcoal is much used still in all the towns of Syria and Egypt. It is largely brought from the region of Hebron to Jerusalem. (See COAL.)

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