diesel

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noun die·sel \ˈdē-zəl, -səl\

Definition of diesel

  1. 1 :  diesel engine

  2. 2 :  a vehicle driven by a diesel engine

  3. 3 :  diesel fuel

Examples of diesel in a Sentence

  1. Does your car take diesel or gasoline?

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Origin and Etymology of diesel

Rudolf Diesel

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Diesel

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biographical name Die·sel \ˈdē-zəl, -səl\

Definition of Diesel

  1. Rudolf 1858–1913 German mechanical engineer


DIESEL Defined for English Language Learners

diesel

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Definition of diesel for English Language Learners

  • : a vehicle (such as a truck or bus) that has a diesel engine


DIESEL Defined for Kids

diesel

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noun die·sel \ˈdē-zəl, -səl\

Definition of diesel for Students

  1. 1 :  diesel engine

  2. 2 :  a vehicle that has a diesel engine

  3. 3 :  diesel fuel



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