afterburner

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af·ter·burn·er

 (ăf′tər-bûr′nər)
n.
1. A device for augmenting the thrust of a jet engine by burning additional fuel with the uncombined oxygen in the exhaust gases.
2. A device for burning or chemically altering unburned or partially burned carbon compounds in exhaust gases.

afterburner

(ˈɑːftəˌbɜːnə)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) a device in the exhaust system of an internal-combustion engine for removing or rendering harmless potentially dangerous components in the exhaust gases
2. (Aeronautics) a system of fuel injection and combustion located behind the turbine of an aircraft jet engine to produce additional thrust

af•ter•burn•er

(ˈæf tərˌbɜr nər, ˈɑf-)

n.
a device for burning exhaust gases, as from a jet or internal-combustion engine.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.afterburner - a device injects fuel into a hot exhaust for extra thrustafterburner - a device injects fuel into a hot exhaust for extra thrust
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
fanjet engine, turbofan engine, turbojet engine, turbojet, turbofan, fanjet, fan-jet - a jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust
Translations
post-combustion

afterburner

[ˈɑːftəˌbɜːnəʳ] Ndispositivo m de poscombustión