Synfuel definition

sĭnfyo͝oəl
A liquid or gaseous fuel derived from coal, shale, or tar sand, or obtained by fermentation of certain substances, such as grain.
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A fuel, as oil or gas produced from coal, or methane produced from plant cellulose, used as a substitute as for petroleum or natural gas.
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Any of several fuels synthesized from coal or shale etc, or fermented from grain etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
synfuel
Plural:
synfuels

Origin of synfuel

  • syn(thetic) fuel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition