carburetor

[ kahr-buh-rey-ter, -byuh- ]
/ ˈkɑr bəˌreɪ tər, -byə- /

noun

a device for mixing vaporized fuel with air to produce a combustible or explosive mixture, as for an internal-combustion engine.

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Also car·bu·ra·tor, car·bu·ret·er; especially British, car·bu·ret·tor, car·bu·ret·ter [kahr-byuh-ret-er]. /ˈkɑr byəˌrɛt ər/.

Origin of carburetor

First recorded in 1860–65; carburet + -or2
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