diesel

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See also: Diesel and diésel

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the inventor, Dr. Rudolph Diesel, who developed a heavy-duty engine in Germany (1892–1897) and perfected it throughout his life.

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Noun[edit]

diesel ‎(countable and uncountable, plural diesels)

  1. A fuel derived from petroleum (or other oils) but heavier than gasoline/petrol. Used to power diesel engines which burn this fuel using the heat produced when air is compressed
  2. A vehicle powered by a diesel engine
  3. (Britain, slang) snakebite and black

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Verb[edit]

diesel ‎(third-person singular simple present diesels, present participle dieseling, simple past and past participle dieseled)

  1. To ignite a substance by using the heat generated by compression
  2. (automotive) For a spark-ignition internal combustion engine to continue running after the electrical current to the spark plugs has been turned off. This occurs when there's enough heat in the combustion chamber to ignite the air/fuel without a spark, the same way heat and pressure cause ignition in a diesel engine.
    The only reason the VW bug has a solenoid is to prevent it from dieseling.

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Noun[edit]

diesel m ‎(uncountable)

  1. diesel

Finnish[edit]

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diesel

  1. diesel car, diesel (automobile powered with a diesel motor)
  2. diesel motor, diesel engine
  3. diesel, diesel fuel

Declension[edit]

Inflection of diesel (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
nominative diesel dieselit
genitive dieselin dieselien
dieseleiden
dieseleitten
partitive dieseliä dieseleitä
dieselejä
illative dieseliin dieseleihin
singular plural
nominative diesel dieselit
accusative nom.? diesel dieselit
gen. dieselin
genitive dieselin dieselien
dieseleiden
dieseleitten
partitive dieseliä dieseleitä
dieselejä
inessive dieselissä dieseleissä
elative dieselistä dieseleistä
illative dieseliin dieseleihin
adessive dieselillä dieseleillä
ablative dieseliltä dieseleiltä
allative dieselille dieseleille
essive dieselinä dieseleinä
translative dieseliksi dieseleiksi
instructive dieselein
abessive dieselittä dieseleittä
comitative dieseleineen

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

diesel m ‎(plural diesels)

  1. Alternative form of diésel

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

diesel m ‎(invariable)

  1. diesel (engine; vehicle)

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Portuguese[edit]

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diesel m (uncountable)

  1. diesel (fuel)

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

diesel c

  1. diesel; a fuel
  2. diesel; a vehicle

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