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[kahr-buh-rey-shuh n, -byuh-, -byuh-resh-uh n] /ˌkɑr bəˈreɪ ʃən, -byə-, -byəˈrɛʃ ən/
(in an internal-combustion engine) the process of producing a mixture of air and fuel in the correct proportion for engine combustion.
Also, carburation
[kahr-buh-rey-shuh n, -byuh-] /ˌkɑr bəˈreɪ ʃən, -byə-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of carburetion Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • It happened, consequently, that he was well acquainted with the carburation.

    The Great Airship. F. S. Brereton
  • The temperature necessary to effect the carburation of the iron has been found to be that required for the melting of copper, viz.

  • In the manufacture of Bessemer steel both the carburation and decarburation processes are practised.

  • There is no dust and there are no depressions in the surface which will upset the carburation and jar the bolts off your machine.

    The Automobilist Abroad

    M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
British Dictionary definitions for carburation


the process of mixing a hydrocarbon fuel with a correct amount of air to make an explosive mixture for an internal-combustion engine
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