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carb 1

n. Informal
A carburetor.

carb 2

n. Informal
A carbohydrate.
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1. (Automotive Engineering) short for carburettor
2. (Cookery) short for carbohydrate
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a carburetor.
[1940–45; by shortening]


var. of carbo- before a vowel: carbazole.
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[ˈkɑːrb] n (= carbohydrate) → glucide m
a low-carb diet → un régime pauvre en glucides
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


(fam) V. carbohydrate.
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