(also carburator , British carburettor)
Definition of carburetor in English:
A device in an internal combustion engine for mixing air with a fine spray of liquid fuel.
- The most obvious change was the switch from putting fuel in the engine with a carburettor to using fuel injection.
- This sludge blocked fuel filters, carburettors and fuel-injection systems, leading to rough running and engine failures.
- To this the students may add the options of turbocharger or supercharger, carburetor or fuel injection with electronic engine management.
Mid 19th century: from archaic carburet 'combine or charge with a hydrocarbon' + -or1.
Definition of carburetor in:
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