n. 25B6; noun
the car ran out of fuel : PETROL, diesel; power source; N. Amer. gasoline, gas. See list at energy .
she added more fuel to the fire : FIREWOOD, wood, kindling, logs; coal, coke, anthracite; oil, paraffin, kerosene; heat source.
we all need fuel to keep our bodies going : NOURISHMENT, food, sustenance, nutriment, nutrition.
his antics added fuel to the Republican cause : ENCOURAGEMENT, ammunition, stimulus, incentive; provocation, goading.
power stations fuelled by low-grade coal : POWER, fire, charge.
the rumours fuelled anxiety among opposition backbenchers : FAN, feed, stoke up, inflame, intensify, stimulate, encourage, provoke, incite, whip up; sustain, keep alive.