Associations to the word «Fuel»


FUEL, noun. Substance consumed to provide energy through combustion, or through chemical or nuclear reaction.
FUEL, noun. Substance that provides nourishment for a living organism; food.
FUEL, noun. (figuratively) Something that stimulates, encourages or maintains an action.
FUEL, verb. To provide with fuel.
FUEL, verb. To exacerbate, to cause to grow or become greater.
FUEL CELL, noun. An electrochemical device in which the intrinsic chemical free energy of fuel and oxidant is catalytically converted to direct current energy.
FUEL CELL, noun. A fuel storage tank
FUEL CELL VEHICLE, noun. A road vehicle powered by electrochemical fuel cells
FUEL CELL VEHICLES, noun. Plural of fuel cell vehicle
FUEL CELLS, noun. Plural of fuel cell
FUEL ECONOMY, noun. The amount of fuel consumed in a car or other vehicle based on the distance traveled.
FUEL INJECTION, noun. The delivery, under pressure, of a metered amount of fuel, as a fine spray, into the intake airflow or combustion chambers of an internal combustion engine
FUEL MOLECULE, noun. (biology) A molecule metabolized by a cell to generate adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and NADPH. Types include: carbohydrate, fat and protein.
FUEL OIL, noun. A grade of oil used principally as a fuel.
FUEL OIL, noun. (specifically) The heaviest commercial fuel that can be obtained from crude oil.
FUEL POVERTY, noun. (chiefly UK) (Ireland) (New Zealand) The inability of a household to keep adequately warm at a reasonable cost.
FUEL ROD, noun. Any of a bundle of long zirconium tubes, filled with pellets of uranium oxide, that are stacked inside a nuclear reactor
FUEL STATION, noun. A filling station.
FUEL TANK, noun. A container of fuel, especially one inside a vehicle.
FUEL TANKS, noun. Plural of fuel tank
FUEL UP, verb. (intransitive) To eat hurriedly in order to do something more interesting.

Dictionary definition

FUEL, noun. A substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft".
FUEL, verb. Provide with a combustible substance that provides energy; "fuel aircraft, ships, and cars".
FUEL, verb. Provide with fuel; "Oil fires the furnace".
FUEL, verb. Take in fuel, as of a ship; "The tanker fueled in Bahrain".
FUEL, verb. Stimulate; "fuel the debate on creationism".

Wise words

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