- vi. 得到燃料
- vt. 供以燃料，加燃料
- n. 燃料；刺激因素
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来自法语，来自拉丁语focal, 火炉的，焦点的，来自PIE*bha, 照耀，发光，词源同beacon.引申词义燃煤，燃料。
- fuel:  The notions of ‘fuel’ and ‘fire’ are closely connected etymologically. Fuel comes via Anglo-Norman fuaille from medieval Latin focālia, which was used in legal documents as a term for the ‘right to demand material for making a fire’. It was a derivative of Latin focus ‘fireplace, fire’, which also gave English focus, foyer, and fusillade.
=> focus, foyer, fusillade
- fuel (n.)
- c. 1200, feuel, feul "fuel, material for burning," also figurative, from Old French foaille "fuel for heating," from Medieval Latin legal term focalia "right to demand material for making fire, right of cutting fuel," from classical Latin focalia "brushwood for fuel," from neuter plural of Latin focalis "pertaining to a hearth," from focus "hearth, fireplace" (see focus (n.)). Figurative use from 1570s. Of food, as fuel for the body, 1876. As "combustible liquid for an internal combustion engine" from 1886. A French derivative is fouailler "woodyard." Fuel-oil is from 1882.
- fuel (v.)
- 1590s, "feed or furnish with fuel," literal and figurative, from fuel (n.). Intransitive sense "to get fuel" (originally firewood) is from 1880. Related: Fueled; fueling.
- 1. His comments are bound to add fuel to the debate.
- 2. Investigators say that a fuel explosion may have caused the crash.
- 3. The rationale of reprocessing spent nuclear fuel is inevitably being questioned.
- 4. The authorities have urged people to stock up on fuel.
- 5. The new Metro is designed to run on unleaded fuel.
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