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/ˈæf tərˌbɜr nɪŋ, ˈɑf-/
combustion in an afterburner that results from the injection of fuel into the exhaust gases of a jet engine to produce additional thrust with more efficient fuel consumption.
an irregular burning of residual fuel in some rocket motors after the cessation of the main burning.
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a process in which additional fuel is ignited in the exhaust gases of a jet engine to produce additional thrust
irregular burning of fuel in a rocket motor after the main burning has ceased
persistence of combustion in an internal-combustion engine, either in an incorrect part of the cycle or after the ignition has been switched off
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