[ kahr-buh-reyt, -byuh-, -byuh-ret ]
/ ˈkɑr bəˌreɪt, -byə-, -byəˌrɛt /

verb (used with object), car·bu·ret·ed, car·bu·ret·ing or (especially British) car·bu·ret·ted, car·bu·ret·ting.

to combine or mix with carbon or hydrocarbons.

Origin of carburet

First recorded in 1865–70; carb- + -uret

Related forms

hy·per·car·bu·ret·ed, adjectiveun·car·bu·ret·ed, adjectiveun·car·bu·ret·ted, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for carburet


/ (ˈkɑːbjʊˌrɛt, ˌkɑːbjʊˈrɛt, -bə-) /

verb -rets, -retting or -retted or US -rets, -reting or -reted

(tr) to combine or mix (a gas) with carbon or carbon compounds

Word Origin for carburet

C18: from carb (on) + -uret
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