Diesel vs Misfuel - What's the difference?

diesel | misfuel |

As a noun diesel

is diesel fuel.

As a verb misfuel is

to fill a vehicle with the wrong type of fuel (usually petrol for diesel).



(wikipedia diesel)


  • 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


    * * English eponyms ----




  • To fill a vehicle with the wrong type of fuel (usually petrol for diesel)
  • :Misfuelling happens more than 400 times a day. '>citation
  • :The cost of misfueling '>citation
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