internal combustion

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Noun1.internal combustion - the combustion of fuel inside a cylinder (as in an internal-combustion engine)internal combustion - the combustion of fuel inside a cylinder (as in an internal-combustion engine)
combustion, burning - a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
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(inˈtəːnl) adjective
1. of, on or in the inside of something (eg a person's body). The man suffered internal injuries in the accident.
2. concerning what happens within a country etc, rather than its relationship with other countries etc. The prime ministers agreed that no country should interfere in another country's internal affairs.
inˈternally adverb
internal combustion
a means of producing power eg in the engine of a motor car by the burning of a fuel gas (eg petrol vapour) inside the cylinder(s) of the engine.
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