flex-fuel

adjective
\ ˈfleks-ˌfyü(-ə)l How to pronounce flex-fuel (audio) \

Definition of flex-fuel

: designed to run on either traditional gasoline or a gasoline/alcohol blend (such as gasohol) In the past few years, Brazil's bioethanol industry has sprouted new wings thanks to higher petrol prices and 'flex-fuel' cars, which can sense different mixtures of petrol and ethanol and adjust their workings accordingly.— Emma Marris

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1987, in the meaning defined above

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“Flex-fuel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flex-fuel. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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