car·​bu·​re·​tion | \ ˌkär-bə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce carburetion (audio) , -byə- \

Definition of carburetion

: the process of mixing (as in a carburetor) the vapor of a flammable hydrocarbon (such as gasoline) with air to form an explosive mixture especially for use in an internal-combustion engine

Examples of carburetion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bike was plagued by finicky carburetion and the magneto shafts were forever failing, sending AJS back to the drawing board. Chuck Squatriglia, WIRED, "Ultra-Rare AJS ‘Porcupine’ To Hit the Block," 18 May 2011

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First Known Use of carburetion

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carburetion

carburet to combine chemically with carbon, from obsolete carburet carbide

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The first known use of carburetion was in 1906

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“Carburetion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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