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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Rudolph Diesel (1858-1913), German engineer who invented the engine

diesel

noun
     
Related topics: Industry, Motor Vehicles
dieā€§sel
1 [uncountable]TTCTI a type of heavy oil used instead of petrol in engines, especially in trucks, buses, and trains:
a 1.9 litre diesel engine
2 [countable]TTC informal a vehicle that uses diesel

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