biodiesel

[ bahy-oh-dee-zuhl, ‐suhl ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˈdi zəl, ‐səl /

noun

a biofuel that, alone or blended with diesel fuel, can be substituted for standard diesel fuel in an unmodified diesel engine: blended forms of biodiesel are also used as heating oils.

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Origin of biodiesel

First recorded in 1980–85; bio- + diesel; cf. petrodiesel
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British Dictionary definitions for biodiesel

biodiesel
/ (ˈbaɪəʊˌdiːzəl) /

noun

a biofuel intended for use in diesel engines
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Scientific definitions for biodiesel

biodiesel
[ bīō-dē′zəl, -səl ]

See under biofuel.
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