carburetor

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noun car·bu·re·tor \ˈkär-bə-ˌrā-tər, -byə-\

Definition of carburetor

  1. :  a mechanical apparatus for premixing vaporized fuel and air in proper proportions and supplying the mixture to an internal combustion engine

1896

First Known Use of carburetor

1896


CARBURETOR Defined for English Language Learners

carburetor

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noun car·bu·re·tor \ˈkär-bə-ˌrā-tər, -byə-\

Definition of carburetor for English Language Learners

  • : the part of an engine in which gasoline is mixed with air so it will burn and provide the engine with power


CARBURETOR Defined for Kids

carburetor

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noun car·bu·re·tor \ˈkär-bə-ˌrā-tər\

Definition of carburetor for Students

  1. :  the part of an engine in which liquid fuel (as gasoline) is mixed with air to make it burn easily



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