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diesel

die·sel

diesel

 
pronunciation:
di zl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: shortened form of "diesel engine," a type of internal-combustion engine that burns fuel oil which is ignited by being sprayed into a chamber in which highly compressed air, rather than an electric spark, provides the heat.
This type of car was powered by a diesel.
definition 2: a vehicle powered by a diesel engine.
Trucks are more likely to be diesels than cars.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of or relating to a diesel engine.
Diesel fumes filled the air.