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preadmission

[pree-ad-mish-uh n] /ˌpri ædˈmɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
(in a reciprocating engine) admission of steam or the like to the head of the cylinder near the end of the stroke, as to cushion the force of the stroke or to allow full pressure at the beginning of the return stroke.
Origin of preadmission
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; pre- + admission
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