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Definitions of fuel

  1. To feed with fuel. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To store or furnish with fuel or firing. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. provide with fuel; "Oil fires the furnace" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. stimulate; "fuel the debate on creationism" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. take in fuel, as of a ship; "The tanker fueled in Bahrain" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. provide with fuel; as of aircraft, ships, and cars Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To feed with fuel; to store with fuel. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. provide with a combustible substance that provides emergy; "fuel aircraft, ships, and cars" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. Any matter used to produce heat by burning; that which feeds fire; combustible matter used for fires, as wood, coal, peat, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Anything that serves to feed or increase passion or excitement. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Anything that feeds a fire: whatever supports heat, excitement, or energy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Material for burning; incitement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Material, as wood or coal, used to feed a fire. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Any material that serves to feed fire; anything that serves to feed flame, heat, or excitement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Any matter used to produce heat by burning, as in grates or stoves; anything that serves to increase excitement or energy: fuel to fire, making matters worse. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for fuel

  1. He had heard of instances where opposition in a love affair had only added fuel to the flame; and one or two such cases had fallen under his own eye. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. She was really pouring fuel on the flames. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
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