Definition of internal combustion engine in English:

internal combustion engine

Syllabification: in·ter·nal com·bus·tion en·gine

noun

An engine that generates motive power by the burning of gasoline, oil, or other fuel with air inside the engine, the hot gases produced being used to drive a piston or do other work as they expand.
More example sentences
  • The internal-combustion engine has replaced steam-power for agricultural machinery, and improved transport has led to the development of a world market for some agricultural products.
  • The previous tech advance started at the end of the 19th century and was due mainly to the development of both the electric motor and the internal-combustion engine.
  • The energy bill also includes a new tax credit for buyers of hybrid cars, which combine an electric motor with an internal-combustion engine.

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