• synonyms


[kahr-buh-rey-shuh n, -byuh-, -byuh-resh-uh n]
  1. (in an internal-combustion engine) the process of producing a mixture of air and fuel in the correct proportion for engine combustion.
Show More
Also car·bu·ra·tion [kahr-buh-rey-shuh n, -byuh-] /ˌkɑr bəˈreɪ ʃən, -byə-/

Origin of carburetion

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for carburetion

Historical Examples

  • The subjects of carburetion, ignition, cooling and lubrication also are covered in a thorough manner.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag

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

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag

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