car·​bu·​ret·​ed ˈkär-bə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce carbureted (audio)
 especially by chemists  -ˌre-təd
: equipped with a carburetor

Examples of carbureted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Which grade of gasoline would be best for storing my 18-year-old, carbureted Suzuki motorcycle? Motormouth Bob Weber, Star Tribune, 19 Feb. 2021 This is analogous to the situation in a carbureted car (or motorcycle, or any other IC engine that doesn't have a computer). Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, 28 Feb. 2011

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Word History


back-formation from carburetor

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carbureted was in 1972

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“Carbureted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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