die·​sel·​ing ˈdē-zə-liŋ How to pronounce dieseling (audio)
: the continued operation of an internal combustion engine after the ignition is turned off

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dieseling was circa 1955

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“Dieseling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dieseling. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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