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synfuel

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

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Note

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