carburet

1 of 2

noun

car·​bu·​ret
ˈkärbyəˌret,
ˈkȧb-
plural -s
archaic

carburet

2 of 2

transitive verb

car·​bu·​ret
-byəˌret;
with reference to gasoline engines,
usually -b(y)əˌrāt by nonchemists;
usually -t+V
carbureted also carburetted; carbureted also carburetted; carbureting also carburetting; carburets
1
: to combine chemically with carbon
2
: to enrich (a gas) by mixing with volatile carbon compounds (as hydrocarbons) see carbureted water gas

Word History

Etymology

Noun

carb- + -uret

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“Carburet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carburet. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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