carburetion

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noun car·bu·re·tion \ˌkär-bə-ˈrā-shən, -byə-\

Definition of carburetion

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of carburetion

carburet to combine chemically with carbon, from obsolete carburet carbide


First Known Use: 1906


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