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fuel

fu·el

fuel

 
pronunciation:
fyul
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: anything that is consumed as a source of energy, such as gasoline or plutonium.
Coal is a plentiful fuel.
definition 2: anything that serves to initiate, sustain, or intensify an action or feeling.
Her words were fuel for his anger.
definition 3: something that provides energy to a living organism by being digested.
Our bodies need fuel in the form of food to provide energy.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fueled, fueling, fuels
definition: to provide or add fuel or renewed energy to.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to take in or get fuel (often fol. by up).
derivation: fueler (n.)
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