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[mass noun] Fuel made from coal, oil shale, etc. as a substitute for a petroleum product.‘synfuel would be more expensive than liquefied natural gas’[count noun] ‘gigantic expenditures for crude oil and synfuels’
- ‘As an example, synfuels released nearly twice as much carbon into the atmosphere as conventional fuels.’
- ‘The removal of the nonhydrocarbons from the synfuel enhances its eventual use as a fuel, e.g., a jet fuel.’
- ‘Companies say that synfuels could become an important energy source sooner if the U.S. government lends a hand.’
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