fuel ( fuels plural & 3rd person present) ( fuelling present participle) ( fuelled past tense & past participle )
in AM, use fueling, fueled
1 n-mass Fuel is a substance such as coal, oil, or petrol that is burned to provide heat or power.
They ran out of fuel., ...industrial research into cleaner fuels.
2 verb To fuel a situation means to make it become worse or more intense.
The result will inevitably fuel speculation about the Prime Minister's future... V n
The economic boom was fueled by easy credit. be V-ed
3 If something adds fuel to a conflict or debate, or adds fuel to the fire, it makes the conflict or debate more intense.
add fuel to something phrase V inflects His comments are bound to add fuel to the debate..., The decision to raise tariffs on imports will only add fuel to the fire.
fossil fuel ( fossil fuels plural ) , fossil-fuel Fossil fuel is fuel such as coal or oil that is formed from the decayed remains of plants or animals. n-mass
Fuel injection is a system in the engines of some vehicles which forces fuel directly into the part of the engine where it is burned. n-uncount
fuel rod ( fuel rods plural ) Fuel rods are metal tubes containing nuclear fuel. They are used in some nuclear reactors. n-count
nuclear fuel ( nuclear fuels plural ) Nuclear fuel is fuel that provides nuclear energy, for example in power stations. n-var
solid fuel ( solid fuels plural ) Solid fuel is fuel such as coal or wood, that is solid rather than liquid or gas.