diesel fuel

a combustible petroleum distillate used as fuel for diesel engines.
Also called diesel oil.
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diesel oil or diesel fuel
See also cetane number Also called (Brit): derv 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
diesel fuel or diesel fuel

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Example sentences
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.
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