external-combustion engine

noun

a heat engine in which the working fluid is heated in an external boiler or heat exchanger and is thus isolated from the process of fuel combustion

Nearby words

  1. external traction,
  2. external urethral opening,
  3. external urethrotomy,
  4. external version,
  5. external-combustion,
  6. externalism,
  7. externality,
  8. externalization,
  9. externalize,
  10. externalizer

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