non·​fu·​el | \ ˌnän-ˈfyü(-ə)l How to pronounce nonfuel (audio) \

Definition of nonfuel

: not relating to or used as fuel nonfuel expenses nonfuel minerals

Examples of nonfuel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web United’s capacity grew 3.1% in the quarter, while its fuel costs declined 8.7% and nonfuel costs fell 1.3%. Alison Sider, WSJ, "United Airlines Reports Stronger Profit, Revenue," 21 Jan. 2020 And according to the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing, there is one convenience store for every 2,100 residents, with nonfuel sales of $205 billion. The Root, "#TheRootTrip: The Blackest Voyage Begins at L.A.’s Only Black-Owned Gas Station," 12 June 2017

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First Known Use of nonfuel

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonfuel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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