fossil fuel

noun
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of fossil fuel

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

fossil-fueled

play \ˈfä-səl-ˌfyü(-ə)ld\ adjective

Examples of fossil fuel in a Sentence

  1. oil and other fossil fuels

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First Known Use of fossil fuel

1759


FOSSIL FUEL Defined for English Language Learners

fossil fuel

noun

Definition of fossil fuel for English Language Learners

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


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