non·​fos·​sil | \ ˌnän-ˈfä-səl How to pronounce nonfossil (audio) \

Definition of nonfossil

: not derived from or characteristic of fossils or fossil fuels nonfossil energy sources

Examples of nonfossil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In doing so, Mr. Modi committed India to achieving 40 percent of its electricity capacity from nonfossil-fuel sources by 2030. Geeta Anand, New York Times, "India, Once a Coal Goliath, Is Fast Turning Green," 2 June 2017

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonfossil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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