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diesel fuel

a combustible petroleum distillate used as fuel for diesel engines.
Also called diesel oil. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The long-chain hydrocarbons used as diesel fuel do not burn as easily as the lighter ones found in petrol.
  • diesel fuel made from crude oil eventually won the day because it was easier to use and cheaper to produce.
  • Such alkanes are the main ingredients of diesel fuel.
  • After the team on the ground searched the site, some of the contraband was destroyed with incendiary grenades and diesel fuel.
  • Those who had money relied on small diesel fuel generators for electricity.
  • Engine idling has been attacked, too, because an hour of idle can eat up a gallon of diesel fuel.
  • Costs are up, particularly for diesel fuel needed to deliver food to pantries by truck.
  • diesel fuel is cheaper there, and diesel engines deliver higher mileage.
  • In a small number of instances, plant oil is used in place of diesel fuel, without further refinement.
  • But the price of diesel fuel is deliberately set far lower.
British Dictionary definitions for diesel fuel

diesel oil

a fuel obtained from petroleum distillation that is used in diesel engines. It has a relatively low ignition temperature (540°C) and is ignited by the heat of compression Also called (Brit) derv See also cetane number
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