fossil
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fossil(
fa
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suhl
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geology)
a. el fósil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A recently discovered fossil has given scientists new clues about prehistoric human migration.Un fósil recién descubierto le ha dado a los científicos pistas nuevas sobre la migración humana prehistórica.
2.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(old-fashioned person)
a. el fósil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That old fossil barely knows how to check his email.Ese fósil apenas sabe chequear su email.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (energy)
a. el fósil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The use of fossil fuels has skyrocketed since the 1950's.El uso de los combustibles fósiles ha disparado desde la década de 1950.
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fossil
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el fósil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (colloquial)
a.
an old fossilun carcamal or
fossil fuelcombustible fósil
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fossil [ˈfɒsl]
noun
fósil (m)
modifier
fósil
fossil fuel (n) hidrocarburo (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "fossil"
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fossil fuel
el combustible fósil
burn fossil fuels
quemar combustibles fósiles
burning of fossil fuels
la quema de combustibles fósiles
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