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refuel

[ ree-fyoo-uhl ]
/ riˈfyu əl /
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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.

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.

to take on a fresh supply of fuel: The plane refueled at Paris and flew on.

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Origin of refuel

First recorded in 1805–15; re- + fuel
re·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 refuel

refuel
/ (riːˈfjuːəl) /

verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled

to supply or be supplied with fresh fuel
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