afterburning


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afterburning

(ˈɑːftəˌbɜːnɪŋ)
n
1. (Aeronautics) Also called: reheat a process in which additional fuel is ignited in the exhaust gases of a jet engine to produce additional thrust
2. (Astronautics) irregular burning of fuel in a rocket motor after the main burning has ceased
3. (Automotive Engineering) persistence of combustion in an internal-combustion engine, either in an incorrect part of the cycle or after the ignition has been switched off

afterburning

1. The characteristic of some rocket motors to burn irregularly for some time after the main burning and thrust has ceased.
2. The process of fuel injection and combustion in the exhaust jet of a turbojet engine (aft or to the rear of the turbine).
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