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fuel(
fyul
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (substance)
a. el combustible
(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).
(M)
The farm is using its animal waste as fuel to generate electricity.La granja está utilizando sus residuos animales como combustible para generar electricidad.
b. el carburante
(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).
(M)
What kind of fuel does your new car take?¿Qué tipo de carburante usa tu auto nuevo?
2. (stimulus)
a. la leña
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The latest research results add more fuel to the controversy over the usefulness of this type of therapy.Las últimas investigaciones echan más leña a la controversia respecto de la utilidad de este tipo de terapia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to supply fuel to)
a. poner combustible a
The ground crew fueled the planes before takeoff.Les pusieron combustible a los aviones antes del despegue.
b. alimentar
More coal was needed to fuel the furnace.Se necesitó más carbón para alimentar el horno.
4. (to intensify)
a. avivar
His reckless behavior fueled the argument.Su comportamiento irresponsable avivó la discusión.
b. alimentar
The president's comments only fueled the rage of the opposition.Los comentarios del presidente solo alimentaron la rabia de la oposición.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to take in fuel; often used with “up”)
a. repostar
We faced stronger than normal headwinds and had to land to fuel up in Bergen.Enfrentamos vientos más fuertes de lo normal y tuvimos que aterrizar para repostar en Bergen.
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fuel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el combustible
(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).
(M)
2. (fig)
a.
to add fuel to the flamesechar leña al fuego
fuel billfacturas del gas y la electricidad
3. (aut)
a.
fuel consumptionconsumo de combustible
4. (aut)
a.
fuel gaugeindicador del nivel de gasolina or
5. (aut)
a.
fuel injectioninyección (de combustible)
fuel pumpbomba de (la) gasolina or
fuel tankdepósito de combustible
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (fig)
a. dar pábulo a, avivar (argument, hatred)
fuel [fjʊəl]
noun
1 (gen) combustible (m); (for engine) carburante (m); (specifically coal) carbón (m); (wood) leña (f);
2 pábulo (m)
to add fuel to the flames echar leña al fuego
transitive verb
1 [+furnace etc] alimentar; [+aircraft, ship etc] repostar
2 [+speculation etc] estimular; provocar; [+dispute] avivar; acalorar
intransitive verb
[+aircraft, ship] repostar
modifier
fuel cap (n) (Aut) tapa (f) del depósito de gasolina
fuel crisis (n) crisis (f) energética
fuel injection (engine) (n) motor (m) de inyección
fuel needs (n) necesidades (f) energéticas
fuel oil (n) fuel oil (m); mazut (m)
fuel policy (n) política (f) energética
fuel pump (n) (Aut) surtidor (m) de gasolina
fuel tank (n) depósito (m) (de combustible)
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