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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)
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  • Some of the matters discussed were the four-cycle engine, carburetion, transmission and differential, and the storage battery.

  • Describes minutely all auxiliary systems, such as lubrication, carburetion and ignition.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The subjects of carburetion, ignition, cooling and lubrication also are covered in a thorough manner.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag

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