from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something consumed to produce energy, especially:
- n. A material such as wood, coal, gas, or oil burned to produce heat or power.
- n. Fissionable material used in a nuclear reactor.
- n. Nutritive material metabolized by a living organism; food.
- n. Something that maintains or stimulates an activity or emotion: "Money is the fuel of a volunteer organization” ( Natalie de Combray).
- transitive v. To provide with fuel.
- transitive v. To support or stimulate the activity or existence of: rhetoric that fueled the dissenters.
- intransitive v. To take in fuel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Substance consumed to provide energy through combustion, or through chemical or nuclear reaction.
- n. Substance that provides nourishment for a living organism; food.
- n. Something that stimulates, encourages or maintains an action.
- v. to provide fuel
- v. to exacerbate, to cause to grow or become greater
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any matter used to produce heat by burning; that which feeds fire; combustible matter used for fires, as wood, coal, peat, etc.
- n. Anything that serves to feed or increase passion or excitement.
- transitive v. To feed with fuel.
- transitive v. To store or furnish with fuel or firing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To feed or furnish with fuel or combustible matter.
- n. Any matter which serves by combustion for the production of fire; combustible matter, as wood, coal, peat, oil, etc.
- n. Figuratively, anything that serves to feed or increase something conceived as analogous to flame, as passion or emotional excitement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. provide with fuel
- n. a substance that can be consumed to produce energy
- v. provide with a combustible substance that provides energy
- v. stimulate
- v. take in fuel, as of a ship
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