diesel fuel


: a heavy mineral oil used as fuel in diesel engines

Examples of diesel fuel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The resumption of the gas tax means Georgians will be paying 31.2 cents more per gallon on gas and 35 cents more per gallon on diesel fuel. Jack Birle, Washington Examiner, 30 Nov. 2023 On Sunday, the Egyptian government said that 200 aid trucks had entered Gaza the previous day, including seven trucks carrying 129,000 liters of diesel fuel. Aaron Boxerman, New York Times, 26 Nov. 2023 The rising demand for oil is being driven by a booming industry that makes low-carbon diesel fuel from vegetable oils and animal fats. Bob Henderson, WSJ, 23 Oct. 2023 An investigation into the the cause revealed that diesel fuel was leaking into an underground reservoir from a generator that was powering a water treatment facility. Nadine El-Bawab, ABC News, 4 Aug. 2023 The gas tax in the Peach State is 31.2 cents per gallon on gas and 35 cents per gallon on diesel fuel. Jack Birle, Washington Examiner, 9 Nov. 2023 Its sole power plant is operated by diesel fuel that typically enters the enclave from the Karem Shalom crossing, which is currently closed. Szu Yu Chen, Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2023 In other fire news, Alex explained how efforts to fight one of California’s largest fires this year were nearly derailed by a mixup of diesel fuel and gasoline. Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2023 But in the meantime, that’s cold comfort for drivers who have to fill up their vehicles right away and for businesses and industries that rely on diesel fuel. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diesel fuel was in 1949

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“Diesel fuel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diesel%20fuel. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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