biofuel etymology

English word biofuel comes from English fuel, English bio- (Life. Organic life.)

Detailed word origin of biofuel

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fuel English (eng) (figuratively) Something that stimulates, encourages or maintains an action.. Substance consumed to provide energy through combustion, or through chemical or nuclear reaction.. Substance that provides nourishment for a living organism; food. To exacerbate, to cause to grow or become greater.. To provide with fuel.
bio- English (eng) Life. Organic life.
biofuel English (eng) Any fuel that is obtained from a renewable biological resource, especially from biomass.

Words with the same origin as biofuel

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