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English noun: fuel

1. fuel (substance) a substance that can be consumed to produce energy


SamplesMore fuel is needed during the winter months.
They developed alternative fuels for aircraft.


Broader (hypernym)substance


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


English verb: fuel

1. fuel (possession) provide with a combustible substance that provides energy


SamplesFuel aircraft, ships, and cars.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply


Narrower (hyponym)bunker, gas up, refuel

2. fuel (possession) provide with fuel


SamplesOil fires the furnace.


Synonymsfire


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

3. fuel (possession) take in fuel, as of a ship


SamplesThe tanker fueled in Bahrain.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)take in, take up


Narrower (hyponym)refuel

4. fuel (emotion) stimulate


SamplesFuel the debate on creationism.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir









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