af·​ter·​burn·​ing | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌbər-niŋ \

Definition of afterburning

1 : the combustion that proceeds in an internal-combustion engine after the maximum pressure of explosion has occurred
2 : the use of an afterburner

called also reheat

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First Known Use of afterburning

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for afterburning

after- + burning entry 2

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“Afterburning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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