catalytic converter

noun

Definition of catalytic converter

  1. :  an automobile exhaust-system component containing a catalyst that causes conversion of harmful gases (such as carbon monoxide and uncombusted hydrocarbons) into mostly harmless products (such as water and carbon dioxide)

1955

First Known Use of catalytic converter

1955


CATALYTIC CONVERTER Defined for English Language Learners

catalytic converter

noun

Definition of catalytic converter for English Language Learners

  • : a part of an automobile exhaust system that removes harmful chemicals


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