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FOSSIL FUEL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fossil fuel mean? 

FOSSIL FUEL (noun)
  The noun FOSSIL FUEL has 1 sense:

1. fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content

  Familiarity information: FOSSIL FUEL used as a noun is very rare.


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FOSSIL FUEL (noun)


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Meaning:

Fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("fossil fuel" is a kind of...):

fuel (a substance that can be consumed to produce energy)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fossil fuel"):

coal (fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period)

gas; natural gas (a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes)

crude; crude oil; fossil oil; petroleum; rock oil (a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons)


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