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vapor lock


noun

an obstruction to the flow of fuel to a gasoline engine, caused by the formation of bubbles in the gasoline as a result of overheating.

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vaphio, vapid, vapidly, vapor, vapor barrier, vapor lock, vapor pressure, vapor tension, vapor trail, vaporescence, vaporetto
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