Entry from British & World English dictionary
The process of mixing air with a fine spray of liquid hydrocarbon fuel, as in an internal combustion engine.
- Then he calls in the shop foreman who examines it in more detail, calling in the mechanic or the electrician and carburation expert, each to carry out the requisite work in his particular specialty.
- Whether the slow pick-up from a standing start is down to this, or gearing or carburation problems, it's just not right.
- It's the first time I've used this type and so matching the programming to the carburation is going to keep us busy.
Late 19th century: from archaic carburet 'combine or charge with a hydrocarbon' + -ation.
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