supercompression

noun
su·​per·​compression | \ "+ \

Definition of supercompression

: the compression of a portion of a compressed fuel-air mixture during the last stages of the compression stroke in a mixed-cycle internal-combustion engine to a much higher temperature than the remainder

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super- + compression

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“Supercompression.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supercompression. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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