[ 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"
Used in print(Public Papers of the Presidents of the U.S. D. D....)
The impact of technological factors is also illustrated by the history of the high energy fuel program .
This project was started at a time when there was a critical need for a high energy fuel to provide an extra margin of range for high performance aircraft , particularly our heavy bombers .
Continuing technical problems involved in the use of this fuel , coupled with significant improvements in aircraft range through other means , have now raised serious questions about the value of the high energy fuel program .
Continuing technical problems involved in the use of this fuel , coupled with significant improvements in aircraft range through other means , have now raised serious questions about the value of the high energy fuel program .(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)
It was spoiled now for seed , and it would sour and mold in three days if they failed to find a place and fuel to dry it .
[ verb ] (transportation) provide with a combustible substance that provides energy
"fuel aircraft, ships, and cars"
Used in print(The Detroit News...)
Mrs._Pankowski , 61 , remained in Holy_Cross_Hospital as a result of the explosion , which occurred while Mrs._Kowalski fueled a cook stove in the grandmother 's small upstairs flat at 2274 Eight Mile road east .("National Affairs"...)
The ground_crew , which ordinarily fuels a 707 in twenty minutes , took fully three hours .
[ verb ] stimulate
"fuel the debate on creationism"