flame-out


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flame′-out`



n.
the failure of a jet engine due to an interruption of the fuel supply or to faulty combustion.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.flame-out - the failure of a jet engine caused by an interruption of the fuel supply or by faulty combustion
jet engine - a gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsion
power failure, power outage - equipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails; "the ice storm caused a power outage"
2.flame-out - a complete or conspicuous failure; "the spectacular flame-out of the company's stock cost many people their life savings"
failure - an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"
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