fuel

fueler, fueller, n.
/fyooh"euhl/, n., v., fueled, fueling or (esp. Brit.) fuelled, fuelling.
n.
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.
v.t.
5. to supply with fuel.
v.i.
6. to obtain or replenish fuel.
[1300-50; ME fuel(le), feuel < OF feuaile < VL *focalia, neut. pl. of *focalis of the hearth, fuel. See FOCUS, -AL1]
Syn. 4. ammunition, sustenance, impetus, stimulus.

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