carburetor

noun car·bu·re·tor \ ˈkär-bə-ˌrā-tər , -byə- \
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

Definition of carburetor

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

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First Known Use of carburetor

1896

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CARBURETOR Defined for English Language Learners

carburetor

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

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

Definition of carburetor for Students

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


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