1. [ noun ] a substance that can be burned to provide heat or power
Synonyms: combustible_material combustible

"more fuel is needed during the winter months" "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"

Related terms: substance gasoline charcoal firewood kerosine propane fuel_oil fossil_fuel igniter nuclear_fuel gasohol coal_gas illuminant coke methanol propellant red_fire water_gas peat diesel_oil butane biomass
2. [ verb ] (transportation) provide with a combustible substance that provides energy

"fuel aircraft, ships, and cars"

Related terms: supply refuel gas_up bunker
3. [ verb ] provide with fuel
Synonyms: fire

"Oil fires the furnace"

Related terms: supply fire
4. [ verb ] take in fuel, as of a ship

"The tanker fueled in Bahrain"

Related terms: take_in refuel
5. [ verb ] stimulate

"fuel the debate on creationism"

Related terms: stimulate
Similar spelling:   Fuell