biodiesel etymology

English word biodiesel comes from English bio- (Life. Organic life.), English diesel

Detailed word origin of biodiesel

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bio- English (eng) Life. Organic life.
diesel English (eng) (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 and fuel mixture without a spark, the same way that heat and pressure cause ignition in a diesel engine.. To ignite a substance by using the heat generated by [...]
biodiesel English (eng) Fuel for diesel engines made of renewable organic raw materials as opposed to fossil hydrocarbons.

Words with the same origin as biodiesel

Descendants of bio-
biochemical biochemistry biodegradable biodestructible biodilution biodiversity bioelectric biofeedback biofriendly biofuel biogenic biogeophysical biohazard bioluminescent biomechanics biomedical bionics bionucleonic bioscan bioscope biosphere biosynthesis biotech bioweapon
Descendants of diesel