[kahr-buh-rey-shuh n, -byuh-, -byuh-resh-uh n]


(in an internal-combustion engine) the process of producing a mixture of air and fuel in the correct proportion for engine combustion.

Also car·bu·ra·tion [kahr-buh-rey-shuh n, -byuh-] /ˌkɑr bəˈreɪ ʃən, -byə-/

Origin of carburetion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for carburation

Historical Examples of carburation

  • 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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