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carburetor

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noun car·bu·re·tor \ˈkär-bə-ˌrā-tər, -byə-\

Simple Definition of carburetor

  • : the part of an engine in which gasoline is mixed with air so it will burn and provide the engine with power

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of carburetor

  1. :  a mechanical apparatus for premixing vaporized fuel and air in proper proportions and supplying the mixture to an internal combustion engine

1896

First Known Use of carburetor

1896

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CARBURETOR Defined for Kids

carburetor

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noun car·bu·re·tor \ˈkär-bə-ˌrā-tər\

Definition of carburetor for Students

  1. :  the part of an engine in which liquid fuel (as gasoline) is mixed with air to make it burn easily




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