Pronunciation: (fyOO'ul), [key]
—n., v., -eled, -el•ing or (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling.
1. combustible matter used to maintain fire, as coal, wood, oil, or gas, in order to create heat or power.
2. something that gives nourishment; food.
3. an energy source for engines, power plants, or reactors: Kerosene is used as jet engine fuel.
4. something that sustains or encourages; stimulant: Our discussion provided him with fuel for debate.
to supply with fuel.
to obtain or replenish fuel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.