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diesel [diesel diesels] BrE [ˈdiːzl] NAmE [ˈdiːzl] noun
1. (also ˈdiesel fuel, ˈdiesel oil)uncountable a type of heavy oil used as a fuel instead of petrol/gas
•a diesel engine (= one that burns ↑diesel )
2. countable a vehicle that uses diesel fuel
•Our new car is a diesel.
See also: ↑diesel fuel
late 19th cent.: named after R. Diesel (1858-1913), the inventor of the diesel engine.
•The diesel model is slightly more expensive.
•These buses run on diesel.
•It's one of the best diesel cars you can buy.
•Nearly 300 litres of diesel oil were spilt in the river.
•The diesel engine burns its fuel much more efficiently.
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