Meaning of FUEL in English

■ noun

1》 material such as coal, gas, or oil that is burned to produce heat or power.

↘food, drink, or drugs as a source of energy.

2》 something that acts to sustain or inflame passion, argument, or other intense emotion.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ling , ~led ; US ~s , ~ing , ~ed )

1》 supply or power with ~.

2》 sustain or inflame: his lacklustre performance ~led speculation about his future as leader.


ME: from OFr. fouaille , based on L. focus 'hearth' (in late L. 'fire').

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