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synfuel

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noun syn·fu·el \ˈsin-ˌfyü(-ə)l\

Definition of synfuel

  1. :  a liquid or gaseous fuel derived especially from a fossil fuel that is a solid (as coal) or part of a solid (as tar sand or oil shale)



Origin of synfuel

synthetic + fuel


First Known Use: 1975


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