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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.


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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