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synfuel

[sin-fyoo-uh l]
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noun
  1. synthetic fuel.

Origin of synfuel

An Americanism dating back to 1970–75; syn(thetic) + fuel
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synfuels in Culture

synfuels

[(sin-fyooh-uhlz)]

Short for synthetic fuels. Synfuels are substances made through the extraction of petroleum or coal from minerals found in the western United States.

Note

The cost of synfuels is presently too high to make them commercially attractive.
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