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Noun: fuel  fyoo(-u)l
  1. A substance that can be consumed to produce energy
    "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
Verb: fuel (fuelled,fuelling, or [US] fueled,fueling)  fyoo(-u)l
  1. Provide with a combustible substance that provides energy
    "fuel aircraft, ships, and cars"
     
  2. Provide as a source of energy or heat
    "Oil fuels the furnace";
    - fire
     
  3. Take in fuel, as of a ship
    "The tanker fueled in Bahrain"
     
  4. Stimulate
    "fuel the debate on creationism"

Derived forms: fuelling, fuelled, fuels

Type of: excite, furnish, provide, render, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir, substance, supply, take in, take up

Encyclopedia: Fuel