carburet

noun
car·​bu·​ret | \ ˈkärbyəˌret, ˈkȧb- \
plural -s

Definition of carburet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic

carburet

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

Definition of carburet (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to combine chemically with carbon
2 : to enrich (a gas) by mixing with volatile carbon compounds (as hydrocarbons) — see carbureted water gas

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History and Etymology for carburet

Noun

carb- + -uret

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“Carburet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carburet. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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