Fuel - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfjuːəl|  American pronunciation of the word fuel
Brit.  |ˈfjuːəl|  British pronunciation of the word fuel


- a substance that can be consumed to produce energy


- provide with a combustible substance that provides energy
- provide with fuel (syn: fire)
- take in fuel, as of a ship
- stimulate


I had the fuel pump replaced on my car.

These latest scandals will provide further fuel for his political opponents.

These latest accusations will only add fuel to the controversy.

The controversy continues to rage, and these latest accusations will only add fuel to the fire.

The airplanes were fueled in midair.

The criticism she has faced has only fueled her determination to succeed.

Inflation was fueled by high prices.

The strong economy has fueled the construction of new homes.

The long-distance plane has to stop at Heathrow to fuel up.

His words fuelled her anger still more.

Progress was slow, fueling concerns that the stadium would not be finished on time.

We'd better fuel up at the next town.

The van was fuelled and waiting in the basement car park.

more fuel is needed during the winter months

they developed alternative fuels for aircraft

Word forms

I/you/we/they: fuel
he/she/it: fuels
present participle: fuelling
past tense: fuelled
past participle: fuelled
singular: fuel
plural: fuels
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