verb (used with object), fu·eled, fu·el·ing or (especially British) fu·elled, fu·el·ling.
verb (used without object), fu·eled, fu·el·ing or (especially British) fu·elled, fu·el·ling.
- fudge factor,
- fuego, tierra del,
- fuel air bomb,
- fuel cell,
- fuel element,
- fuel injection,
- fuel injector
Origin of fuel
Examples from the Web for fuel
As they passed the runway, bullets shot up from the tall grass, puncturing a fuel tank.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was an old, rusted AMC Pacer that was missing, among other things, a fuel door.‘My Crazy Love’ Reveals the Craziest Lies People Tell for Love|Kevin Fallon|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You use fuel to give you the proper velocity and direction, and then you turn off your fuel tanks and coast there.Neil deGrasse Tyson Breaks Down ‘Interstellar’: Black Holes, Time Dilations, and Massive Waves|Marlow Stern|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Early this year a test flight proved that the fuel being used for the rocket would never meet that goal.
Then a critical change was ordered—a fuel using a new formula that was thought to be more stable and deliver more power.
This fuel you get when you eat lean meat, eggs, milk, and many other things.Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks|May Farinholt-Jones
Engines so crude that one could watch the flow of their fuel!The Black Star Passes|John W Campbell
If the float is too high on its stem, the gasoline control valve may not be operated until the fuel overflows in its chamber.The Gasoline Motor|Harold Whiting Slauson
The roots are used as fuel; and their ashes make excellent ley for the manufacture of soap.
Replace the parts of the burner, and, if not cool, turn on the fuel and light.Mechanical Devices in the Home|Edith Louise Allen
- the material, containing a fissile substance, such as uranium-235, that produces energy in a nuclear reactor
- a substance that releases energy in a fusion reactor
verb fuels, fuelling or fuelled or US fuels, fueling or fueled
Word Origin for fuel
early 14c., from Old French foaile "bundle of firewood," from Vulgar Latin legal term *focalia "right to demand material for making fire," neuter plural of Latin focalis "pertaining to a hearth," from focus "hearth" (see focus). Figurative use from 1570s.
1590s, from fuel (n.). Related: Fueled; fueling.
see add fuel to the fire.