Meaning of FUEL in English

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.

25B6; verb

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.

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