I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English fewel, from Anglo-French fuail, feuaile, from Vulgar Latin *focalia, from Latin focus hearth Date: 13th century 1. a. a material used to produce heat or power by burning b. nutritive material c. a material from which atomic energy can be liberated especially in a reactor 2. a source of sustenance or incentive ; reinforcement II. verb (-eled or -elled; -eling or -elling) Date: 1592 transitive verb 1. to provide with fuel 2. support, stimulate <
movement is fueled by massive grants-in-aid — Allen Schick
intransitive verb to take in fuel — often used with up

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  • Fuel — Fu el, n. [OF. fouail, fuail, or fouaille, fuaille, LL. focalium, focale, fr. L. focus hearth, fireplace, in LL., fire. See {Focus}.] [Formerly written also {fewel.}] 1. Any matter used to produce heat by burning; that which feeds fire;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fuel — Fu el, v. t. 1. To feed with fuel. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Never, alas I the dreadful name, That fuels the infernal flame. Cowley. [1913 Webster] 2. To store or furnish with fuel or firing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Well watered and well fueled. Sir H …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • fuel — [fyo͞o′əl, fyo͞ol] n. [ME fewell < OFr fouaille < ML fuale, focale < foca, hearth, for L focus, fireplace: see FOCUS] 1. any material, as coal, oil, gas, wood, etc., burned to supply heat or power 2. fissile material from which nuclear… …   English World dictionary

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