synfuel

noun
syn·​fu·​el | \ ˈsin-ˌfyü(-ə)l How to pronounce synfuel (audio) \

Definition of synfuel

: a liquid or gaseous fuel derived especially from a fossil fuel that is a solid (such as coal) or part of a solid (such as tar sand or oil shale)

Examples of synfuel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sasol’s Secunda synfuels operations increased production by 1 percent to a record 7.83 million tons. Paul Burkhardt, Bloomberg.com, 25 July 2017

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First Known Use of synfuel

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for synfuel

synthetic + fuel

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“Synfuel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synfuel. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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