fuel oil


fuel oil
an oil used for fuel, esp. one used as a substitute for coal, as crude petroleum.

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▪ petroleum product
also called  furnace oil 

      fuel consisting mainly of residues from crude-oil distillation. It is used primarily for steam boilers in power plants, aboard ships, and in industrial plants. Commercial fuel oils usually are blended with other petroleum fractions to produce the desired viscosity and flash point. Flash point is usually higher than that of kerosene. The term fuel oil ordinarily does not include such fuels as kerosene.

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