exhaust-gas recirculation

[ ig-zawst-gas ]
/ ɪgˈzɔstˌgæs /

noun Automotive.

a method of returning part of the exhaust gases to an engine by means of a valve (EGR valve) in order to reduce the combustion temperature, which leads to a reduction in the formation of pollutants. Abbreviation: EGR
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