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carburetor


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carburetor  \Car"bu*ret`or\,  Carburettor  \Car"bu*ret`tor\,  n. 
  One  that  carburets;  specif.,  an  apparatus  in  which  air  or  gas 
  is  carbureted,  as  by  passing  it  through  a  light  petroleum 
  oil.  The  carburetor  for  a  gasoline  engine  is  usually  either  a 
  {surface  carburetor},  or  a  {float,  float-feed,  or  spray}, 
  {carburetor}.  In  the  former  air  is  charged  by  being  passed 
  over  the  surface  of  gasoline.  In  the  latter  a  fine  spray  of 
  gasoline  is  drawn  from  an  atomizing  nozzle  by  a  current  of 
  air  induced  by  the  suction  of  the  engine  piston,  the  supply 
  of  gasoline  being  regulated  by  a  float  which  actuates  a 
  needle  valve  controlling  the  outlet  of  the  feed  pipe.  Alcohol 
  and  other  volatile  inflammable  liquids  may  be  used  instead  of 
  gasoline. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carburetor  \Car"bu*ret`or\,  n.  (Chem.) 
  An  apparatus  in  which  coal  gas,  hydrogen,  or  air  is  passed 
  through  or  over  a  volatile  hydrocarbon,  in  order  to  confer  or 
  increase  illuminating  power.  [Written  also  {carburettor}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carburetor 
  n  :  mixes  air  with  gasoline  vapor  prior  to  explosion  [syn:  {carburettor}] 




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