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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  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
v.
lead; run
quarterback a meeting
exp.
meet someone by chance
E.g.I ran into James the other day when I was shopping (meaning=I met James without planning it, by chance)
exp.
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
n.
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
exp.
A small business that is typically owned and run by members of a family
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents

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