fossil fuel

noun

Definition of fossil fuel

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

fossil–fueled

play \-ˌfyü(-ə)ld\ adjective

Examples of fossil fuel in a sentence

  1. oil and other fossil fuels

1835

First Known Use of fossil fuel

1835


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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