|1.||[ noun ] a substance that can be burned to provide heat or power|
"more fuel is needed during the winter months" "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
|Related terms:||substance gasoline charcoal firewood kerosine propane fuel_oil fossil_fuel igniter nuclear_fuel gasohol coal_gas illuminant coke methanol propellant red_fire water_gas peat diesel_oil butane biomass|
|2.||[ verb ] (transportation) provide with a combustible substance that provides energy|
"fuel aircraft, ships, and cars"
|Related terms:||supply refuel gas_up bunker|
|3.||[ verb ] provide with fuel|
"Oil fires the furnace"
|Related terms:||supply fire|
|4.||[ verb ] take in fuel, as of a ship|
"The tanker fueled in Bahrain"
|Related terms:||take_in refuel|
|5.||[ verb ] stimulate|
"fuel the debate on creationism"