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1. Failure of a jet aircraft engine, especially in flight, caused by the extinction of the flame in the combustion chamber.
a. Sudden failure or disgrace, especially of a very successful or prominent person.
b. Physical or emotional exhaustion; burnout.
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1. (Aeronautics) the failure of an aircraft jet engine in flight due to extinction of the flame
2. a complete failure
(Aeronautics) (of a jet engine) to fail in flight or to cause (a jet engine) to fail in flight
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