fuel oil
noun Date: 1893 an oil that is used for fuel and that usually has a higher flash point than kerosene

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  • fuel-oil — ● fuel ou fuel oil nom masculin (anglais fuel, combustible, et oil, huile) Combustible liquide, brun foncé ou noir, plus ou moins visqueux, provenant du pétrole. (; on écrit aussi fioul.) ● fuel ou fuel oil (difficultés) nom masculin (anglais… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fuel oil — ⇒FUEL, FUEL( )OIL, (FUEL OIL, FUEL OIL) subst. masc. ,,Résidu de la distillation du pétrole, employé seul ou en mélange avec d autres huiles pour le chauffage domestique et la chauffe des foyers (Comité d étude des Termes techniques français… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fuel oil — ☆ fuel oil n. any oil used for fuel; esp., a petroleum distillate used in diesel engines …   English World dictionary

  • fuel-oil — (ingl.; pronunc. [fuel(ói)l]) m. Fuel …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • fuel-oil — fuel o fuel oil (del inglés) sustantivo masculino 1. (no contable) Combustible que procede del refinado y destilación del petróleo: El fuel se utiliza, sobre todo, como combustible para la cale facción …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • fuel-oil — s. m. O mesmo que fuel.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Fuel oil — An oil tanker taking on bunker fuel. Fuel oil is a fraction obtained from petroleum distillation, either as a distillate or a residue. Broadly speaking, fuel oil is any liquid petroleum product that is burned in a furnace or boiler for the… …   Wikipedia

  • fuel oil — an oil used for fuel, esp. one used as a substitute for coal, as crude petroleum. * * * ▪ petroleum product also called  furnace oil        fuel consisting mainly of residues from crude oil distillation. It is used primarily for steam boilers in… …   Universalium

  • fuel oil — mazutas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Skystasis katilų kuras. atitikmenys: angl. fuel oil; heavy liquid residence; heavy oil; heavyfuel oil; masut; mazout; residuum fuel oil; tresidual fuel oil rus. мазут …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Fuel Oil —   Any liquid petroleum product burned for the generation of heat in a furnace or firebox, or for the generation of power in an engine. Domestic (residential) heating fuels are classed as Nos. 1, 2, 3; Industrial fuels as Nos. 4, 5, and 6.   ***… …   Energy terms

  • fuel oil —    A heavy petroleum distillate ranging from #1 (kerosene or range oil), #2 (diesel fuel), up through #6 (heavy bunker fuels). To be identified as fuel oil, a sample must exhibit a homologous series of normal alkanes ranging from C9 upward …   Forensic science glossary

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