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fossil fuel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Gas, coal, oil
fossil fuelˈfossil ˌfuel ●○○ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 TPGa fuel such as coal or oil that is produced by the very gradual decaying of animals or plants over millions of years 🔊 Environmentalists would like to see fossil fuels replaced by renewable energy sources.
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fossil fuelThe Government was also strongly backing an international trading system for fossil fuel emissions.An obvious and technically achievable alternative to fossil fuel combustion is nuclear fission.
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