carburetion

[ kahr-buh-rey-shuhn, -byuh-, -byuh-resh-uhn ]
/ ˌkɑr bəˈreɪ ʃən, -byə-, -byəˈrɛʃ ən /

noun

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

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

Origin of carburetion

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Example sentences from the Web for carburetion

  • 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.