WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations
fuel n (oil, gas)combustible nm
 gasolina nf
fuel n (for energy)combustible nm
 fuel nm
fuel vtr figurative (add energy to) figuradoavivar vtr
 alimentar vtr
fuel vtr (argument, debate)alimentar vtr
 avivar vtr
 echar leña loc verb
 
Additional Translations
fuel vi (add fuel)echar combustible loc verb
 poner combustible loc verb
 echar gasolina loc verb
fuel vtr figurative (give steady source) figuradoimpulsar vtr
 animar vtr
 llenar de energía loc verb
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Compound Forms:
add fuel to the fire v expr figurative (exacerbate the issue)echar leña al fuego loc verb
 Shouting at angry pupils is only likely to add fuel to the fire.
 Y tú cállate, no digas nada más; bastante mal están las cosas para que vengas, encima, a echar leña al fuego.
 Argentina, figapagar el incendio con nafta loc verb
 No, eso es justamente lo que no tenés que hacer, sería como tratar de apagar el incendio con nafta.
aviation fuel ncombustible de aviación
diesel fuel n (fuel used in diesel engine)gasoil nm
fossil fuels npl (fuel from organic remains)combustible fósil nm
 Coal, oil, and natural gas are the principal fossil fuels.
 El petróleo es uno de los combustibles fósiles más conocidos.
fuel additive aditivo para el combustible nm
fuel bladder n (boat: type of storage tank)vejiga plegable para combustible nf
 bidón plegable nm
fuel capacity capacidad de combustible nf
fuel capacity capacidad del depósito nf
fuel cell pila de combustible nf
fuel consumption n (rate of use of a material to generate power)consumo de combustible loc nom m
 Low fuel consumption is an essential requirement for many car buyers.
 El consumo de combustible es factor a tener en cuenta cuando se compra un vehículo.
fuel efficient, fuel-efficient adj (using minimal fuel)que ahorra combustible loc adj
 A high-speed rail network is a more fuel-efficient alternative.
 Se investigan tecnologías alternativas que ahorren combustible.
fuel filter filtro de combustible nm
fuel gas n (gas burned to generate power)gas nm
 Para que el auto funcione con gas hay que hacerle algunas modificaciones al motor.
fuel injection n automotrizinyección de combustible nf
fuel injector inyector de combustible nm
fuel oil n (combustible oil used for power)fuel oil nm
 Leftover cooking oil can be converted into fuel oil.
 Algunos generadores de electricidad usan fuel oil como combustible.
 Chilepetróleo (diesel) nm
fuel pump n (device delivering fuel from tank to engine) Costa Ricabomba de gasolina nf
 My car doesn't run because the fuel pump is broken.
 Argentinabomba de nafta nf
 El problema que tenía el auto era la bomba de nafta, tuve que hacérsela cambiar.
fuel residue residuo de combustible nm
fuel saving adjque ahorra combustible adj
fuel tank n (machine's petrol storage container)depósito de combustible nm
 An explosion may occur if the fuel tank ruptures.
 Si fumas cerca de un depósito de combustible puede explotar.
 Costa Ricatanque de gasolina nm
 Argentinatanque de nafta nm
 La capacidad del tanque de nafta de este auto es de 50 litros.
fuel up vi phrasal US, slang (eat, nourish oneself) Argentina fammorfar, manducar vtr
 You need to fuel up for the big day ahead of you, so you'd better finish your breakfast.
 España famjalar vtr
 ¡Que hambre! Me jalaría una vaca rellena.
 México famllenar el tanque expr
 España fampapear vi
fuel up vi phrasal US, slang (fill fuel tank on vehicle) litllenar el tanque loc verb
 The explosion was caused by the fashion models, who were smoking while fueling up their car.
 cargar nafta, cargar el tanque loc verb
 Paramos a cargar nafta y aprovechamos para comer algo en el barcito.
 llenar el depósito vtr
 No se puede fumar mientras se llena el depósito.
 Méxicoponer gasolina vtr
 echar gasolina vtr
 Mientras se echa gasolina está prohibido fumar.
fuel-efficient adjque consume poco combustible adj
jet fuel combustible para reactores nm
lighter fuel ncombustible para encendedores nm
liquid fuel combustible líquido nm
nuclear fuel combustible nuclear n
raw fuel n (unprocessed substance used as energy)crudo nm
 El precio del crudo subió considerablemente debido a la guerra.
rocket fuel colloquialpolvo de ángel loc nom m
rocket fuel propergol nm
solid fuel combustible sólido nm
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