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carburetor
cross section of a carburetor

car·bu·re·tor

 (kär′bə-rā′tər, -byə-)
n.
1. A device used in internal-combustion engines to produce an explosive mixture of vaporized fuel and air.
2. A small hole in the side of a bong or water pipe that is stopped with a finger and then quickly unstopped as a person is inhaling to force smoke out of the drawing end of the pipe.

[From carburet.]

car•bu•re•tor

or

car•bu•ret•er

(ˈkɑr bəˌreɪ tər, -byə-)

n.
a device for mixing vaporized fuel with air to produce a combustible or explosive mixture, as for an internal-combustion engine.
Also, esp. Brit.,car•bu•ret•tor, car•bu•ret•ter (ˈkɑr byəˌrɛt ər)
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carburetor - mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosioncarburetor - mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosion
air horn - air intake of a carburetor
air-intake - a duct that admits air to be mixed with fuel
butterfly valve - a valve in a carburetor that consists of a disc that turns and acts as a throttle
fuel system - equipment in a motor vehicle or aircraft that delivers fuel to the engine
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
venturi - a tube with a constriction; used to control fluid flow (as in the air inlet of a carburetor)
Translations
karburátor
karburator
kaasutin
rasplinjač
キャブレター
기화기
förgasare
ตัวดูดอากาศเข้าลูกสูบ
bộ chế hòa khí

carburettor

(ˈkaːbjuretə) , ((American) -bərei-) (American) carburetor noun
a part of an internal-combustion engine in which air is mixed with fuel.

carburetor

كَارْبُراتير karburátor karburator Vergaser καρμπιρατέρ carburador kaasutin carburateur rasplinjač carburatore キャブレター 기화기 carburateur forgasser gaźnik carburador карбюратор förgasare ตัวดูดอากาศเข้าลูกสูบ karbüratör bộ chế hòa khí 汽化器
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