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fuel

  

      n  
1    any substance burned as a source of heat or power, such as coal or petrol  
2    the material, containing a fissile substance such as uranium-235, that produces energy in a nuclear reactor  
3    something that nourishes or builds up emotion, action, etc.  
      vb   , fuels, fuelling, fuelled  
     (U.S.)   , fuels, fueling, fueled  
4    to supply with or receive fuel  
     (C14: from Old French feuaile, from feu fire, ultimately from Latin focus fireplace, hearth)  
  fueller     (U.S.)  
  fueler      n  


fossil fuel  
      n   any naturally occurring carbon or hydrocarbon fuel, such as coal, petroleum, peat, and natural gas, formed by the decomposition of prehistoric organisms  
fuel cell  
      n   a cell in which the energy produced by oxidation of a fuel is converted directly into electrical energy  
fuel element  
      n   a can containing nuclear fuel for use in a reactor  
fuel injection  
      n   a system for introducing atomized liquid fuel under pressure directly into the combustion chambers of an internal-combustion engine without the use of a carburettor  
fuel oil  
      n   a liquid petroleum product having a flash point above 37.8°C: used as a substitute for coal in industrial furnaces, domestic heaters, ships, and locomotives  
fuel rod  
      n   a long tube, often made of a zirconium alloy and containing uranium-oxide pellets, that is stacked in bundles of about 200 to provide the fuel in certain types of nuclear reactor  
nuclear fuel  
      n   a fuel that provides nuclear energy, used in nuclear power stations, nuclear submarines, etc.  
solid fuel  
      n  
1    a domestic or industrial fuel, such as coal or coke, that is a solid rather than an oil or gas  
2      (Also called)    solid propellant   a rocket fuel that is a solid rather than a liquid or a gas  
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n.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"

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