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combustion chamber

noun

Simple Definition of combustion chamber

  • : a closed space inside an engine in which fuel is burned

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of combustion chamber

  1. :  a closed space inside an engine in which fuel is burned

Word by Word Definitions

combustionplay
  1. :  an act or instance of burning

    :  a usually rapid chemical process (as oxidation) that produces heat and usually light

    :  a slower oxidation (as in the body)

chamberplay
  1. :  room

    :  bedroom

    :  a natural or artificial enclosed space or cavity

  1. :  to place in or as if in a chamber :  house

    :  to serve as a chamber for

    :  to accommodate in the chamber of a firearm

  1. :  being, relating to, or performing chamber music


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