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1. fuel

noun. ['ˈfjuːəl, ˈfjuːl'] a substance that can be consumed to produce energy.

Synonyms

  • gasoline
  • firewood
  • butane
  • lamp oil
  • coal gas
  • methyl alcohol
  • wood coal
  • diesel fuel
  • igniter
  • charcoal
  • coal oil
  • red fire
  • propane
  • biomass
  • heating oil
  • wood alcohol
  • kerosine
  • fuel oil
  • methanol
  • fossil fuel
  • gasohol
  • substance
  • illuminant
  • gas
  • coke
  • ignitor
  • nuclear fuel
  • combustible material
  • lighter
  • gasolene
  • kerosene
  • wood spirit
  • water gas
  • petrol
  • diesel oil
  • combustible

Antonyms

  • hire
  • leaded gasoline
  • unleaded gasoline
  • chromatic

Etymology

  • fouaille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • -aille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Fuel

  • apostolopoul
  • istanbul
  • bellefeuille
  • supercool
  • preschool
  • home-school
  • rantoul
  • misrule
  • dzhambul
  • drogoul
  • vipul
  • uncool
  • spruill
  • spruiell
  • spruell
  • sproull
  • sproule
  • ruhul
  • retool
  • rahul
  • nepool
  • mccool
  • makhoul
  • abdul
  • stool
  • spool
  • school
  • raul
  • raoul
  • o'toole

How do you pronounce fuel?

Pronounce fuel as fjuəl.

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Sentences with fuel


1. Noun, singular or mass
Run the machine until the fuel tank is empty.

2. Adjective
When designing the engines for the Metro, the main concern was fuel economy.

Quotes about fuel


1. There is no reason why challenging themes and engaging stories have to be mutually exclusive - in fact, each can fuel the other. As a filmmaker, I want to entertain people first and foremost. If out of that comes a greater awareness and understanding of a time or a circumstance, then the hope is that change can happen.
- Edward Zwick

2. In our fast-forward culture, we have lost the art of eating well. Food is often little more than fuel to pour down the hatch while doing other stuff - surfing the Web, driving, walking along the street. Dining al desko is now the norm in many workplaces. All of this speed takes a toll. Obesity, eating disorders and poor nutrition are rife.
- Carl Honore

3. Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.
- Hunter S. Thompson

2. fuel-air_bomb

noun. a bomb that uses a fuel-air explosive.

Synonyms

  • bomb
  • aerosol bomb
  • FAE
  • fuel-air explosive
  • thermobaric bomb
  • vacuum bomb

Antonyms

  • smart bomb
  • defend
  • pass

3. fuel-air_explosive

noun. a device consisting of a container of fuel and two explosive charges; the first charge bursts open the fuel container at a predetermined height and spreads the fuel in a cloud that mixes with atmospheric oxygen; the second charge detonates the cloud which creates an enormous blast wave and incinerates whatever is below.

Synonyms

  • aerosol bomb
  • FAE
  • thermobaric bomb
  • fuel-air bomb
  • explosive device
  • vacuum bomb

4. fuel

verb. ['ˈfjuːəl, ˈfjuːl'] provide with a combustible substance that provides energy.

Synonyms

  • bunker
  • gas up
  • provide
  • render
  • furnish
  • refuel

Antonyms

  • block
  • recall
  • freeze
  • demand

Etymology

  • fouaille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • -aille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. fuel

verb. ['ˈfjuːəl, ˈfjuːl'] take in fuel, as of a ship.

Synonyms

  • take up
  • refuel

Antonyms

  • noncombustible
  • kern
  • take

Etymology

  • fouaille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • -aille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. fuel

verb. ['ˈfjuːəl, ˈfjuːl'] stimulate.

Synonyms

  • stimulate
  • stir
  • shake
  • shake up

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • activator
  • inhibitor
  • understate

Etymology

  • fouaille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • -aille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. fuel

verb. ['ˈfjuːəl, ˈfjuːl'] provide with fuel.

Synonyms

  • supply
  • provide
  • render
  • furnish

Antonyms

  • desensitise
  • desensitize
  • calm
  • stifle

Etymology

  • fouaille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • -aille (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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