synfuels

synfuel

[sin-fyoo-uhl]

Origin:
1970–75, Americanism; syn(thetic) + fuel

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synfuels [(sin-fyooh-uhlz)]

Short for synthetic fuels. Synfuels are substances made through the extraction of petroleum or coal from minerals found in the western United States.

Note: The cost of synfuels is presently too high to make them commercially attractive.
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