Diesel vs Mazut - What's the difference?

diesel | mazut |


As nouns the difference between diesel and mazut

is that diesel is diesel fuel while mazut is (petrochemistry) a heavy, low-quality fuel oil, used in generating plants and similar applications, or broken down to produce diesel.

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diesel

English

(wikipedia diesel)

Noun

  • 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
  • A vehicle powered by a diesel engine
  • (UK, slang) snakebite and black
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To ignite a substance by using the heat generated by compression
  • (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 .

    Derived terms

    * biodiesel * dieselization * red diesel

    See also

    * diesel engine * diesel knock * derv

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    mazut

    English

    (wikipedia mazut)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (petrochemistry) A heavy, low-quality fuel oil, used in generating plants and similar applications, or broken down to produce diesel.