afterburning

noun

af·​ter·​burn·​ing
ˈaf-tər-ˌbər-niŋ
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

Word History

Etymology

after- + burning entry 2

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of afterburning was in 1886

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“Afterburning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afterburning. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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