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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fuel  \Fu"el\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  feed  with  fuel.  [Obs.] 
 
  Never  alas  I  the  dreadful  name  That  fuels  the 
  infernal  flame.  --Cowley. 
 
  2.  To  store  or  furnish  with  fuel  or  firing.  [Obs.] 
 
  Well  watered  and  well  fueled.  --Sir  H. 
  Wotton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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;  combustible  matter  used  for  fires,  as  wood, 
  coal,  peat,  etc 
 
  2.  Anything  that  serves  to  feed  or  increase  passion  or 
  excitement. 
 
  {Artificial  fuel},  fuel  consisting  of  small  particles,  as 
  coal  dust,  sawdust,  etc.,  consolidated  into  lumps  or 
  blocks. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fuel 
  n  :  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"  [syn:  {combustible}, 
  {combustible  material}] 
  v  1:  provide  with  fuel;  as  of  aircraft,  ships,  and  cars 
  2:  provide  with  fuel;  "Oil  fires  the  furnace"  [syn:  {fire}] 
  3:  take  in  fuel,  as  of  a  ship;  "The  tanker  fueled  in  Bahrain" 
  4:  stimulate;  "fuel  the  debate  on  creationism" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Fuel 
  Almost  every  kind  of  combustible  matter  was  used  for  fuel,  such 
  as  the  withered  stalks  of  herbs  (Matt.  6:30),  thorns  (Ps.  58:9; 
  Eccl.  7:6),  animal  excrements  (Ezek.  4:12-15;  15:4,  6;  21:32). 
  Wood  or  charcoal  is  much  used  still  in  all  the  towns  of  Syria 
  and  Egypt.  It  is  largely  brought  from  the  region  of  Hebron  to 
  Jerusalem.  (See  {COAL}.) 
 




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