Carburation



(in an internal-combustion engine) the process of producing a mixture of air and fuel in the correct proportion for engine combustion.
Historical Examples

In the manufacture of Bessemer steel both the carburation and decarburation processes are practised.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

The temperature necessary to effect the carburation of the iron has been found to be that required for the melting of copper, viz.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

There is no dust and there are no depressions in the surface which will upset the carburation and jar the bolts off your machine.
The Automobilist Abroad M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield

It happened, consequently, that he was well acquainted with the carburation.
The Great Airship. F. S. Brereton

noun
the process of mixing a hydrocarbon fuel with a correct amount of air to make an explosive mixture for an internal-combustion engine

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