synfuel
noun Etymology: synthetic + fuel Date: 1975 a liquid or gaseous fuel derived especially from a fossil fuel that is a solid (as coal) or part of a solid (as tar sand or oil shale)

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  • synfuel — ☆ synfuel [sin′fyo͞o΄əl ] n. [ SYN(THETIC) + FUEL] a fuel, usually produced by making oil or gas from coal or by making methane from plant cellulose, used as a substitute as for petroleum or natural gas …   English World dictionary

  • Synfuel — GtL Diesel Kurzbeschreibung Dieselkraftstoff Herkunft synthetisch Eigenschaften Aggregatzustand flüssig Cetanzahl 75 80 CZ …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • synfuel — ˈsinˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: synthetic fuel : a liquid or gaseous fuel derived especially from a fossil fuel that is a solid (as coal) or part of a solid (as tar sand or oil shale) * * * synfuel see syn 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • synfuel — /sin fyooh euhl/, n. See synthetic fuel. [1970 75, Amer.; SYN(THETIC) + FUEL] * * * …   Universalium

  • synfuel — noun Any of several fuels synthesized from coal or shale etc, or fermented from grain etc …   Wiktionary

  • synfuel — n. synthetic fuel, fuel that comes in liquid or gaseous form and is manufactured from coal or shale or tar sand …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Synfuel —   Synthetic gas or synthetic oil. Fuel that is artificially made as contrasted to that which is found in nature. Synthetic gas made from coal is considered to be more economical and easier to produce than synthetic oil. When natural gas supplies… …   Energy terms

  • synfuel — syn·fuel …   English syllables

  • synfuel — syn•fu•el [[t]ˈsɪnˌfyu əl[/t]] n. ene chem. liquid or gaseous fuel manufactured from coal or in the form of oil extracted from shale or tar sands • Etymology: 1970–75, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • synfuel — /ˈsɪnfjul/ (say sinfyoohl) noun a synthetically produced fuel, derived from the chemical processing of non petroleum resources, such as synthetic natural gas derived from coal, and oil from shale. {syn(thetic) + fuel} …   Australian English dictionary

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