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fossil fuel

noun

Simple Definition of fossil fuel

  • : a fuel (such as coal, oil, or natural gas) that is formed in the earth from dead plants or animals

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fossil fuel

  1. :  a fuel (as coal, oil, or natural gas) formed in the earth from plant or animal remains

fossil–fueled play \-ˌfyü(-ə)ld\ adjective

Examples of fossil fuel in a sentence

  1. oil and other fossil fuels



1835

First Known Use of fossil fuel

1835

Rhymes with fossil fuel


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