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refuel

[ree-fyoo-uh l]
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verb (used with object), re·fu·eled, re·fu·el·ing or (especially British) re·fu·elled, re·fu·el·ling.
  1. to supply again with fuel: to refuel an airplane.
verb (used without object), re·fu·eled, re·fu·el·ing or (especially British) re·fu·elled, re·fu·el·ling.
  1. to take on a fresh supply of fuel: The plane refueled at Paris and flew on.

Origin of refuel

First recorded in 1805–15; re- + fuel
Related formsre·fu·el·a·ble, adjectivenon·re·fu·el·ing, adjectivenon·re·fu·el·ling, adjectiveun·re·fueled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for refuelling

refuel

verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
  1. to supply or be supplied with fresh fuel
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Word Origin and History for refuelling

refuel

v.

also re-fuel, 1811, from re- "again" + fuel (v.). Originally in a spiritual sense. Related: Refueled; refuelling.

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