Meaning of DIESEL in English

[ 'di:z(ə)l ]

■ noun

1》 an internal-combustion engine in which heat produced by the compression of air in the cylinder is used to ignite the fuel.

2》 (also ~ oil ) a heavy petroleum fraction used as fuel in ~ engines.


~ize or ~ise verb


C19: named after the German engineer Rudolf Diesel .

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