carbunculosis car·bun·cu·lo·sis (kär-bŭng’kyə-lō’sĭs)
The occurrence of several carbuncles simultaneously or within a short period of time.
(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 […]
(in an internal-combustion engine) the process of producing a mixture of air and fuel in the correct proportion for engine combustion. Historical Examples Some of the matters discussed were the four-cycle engine, carburetion, transmission and differential, and the storage battery. Our Schools in War Time—and After Arthur Davis Dean Describes minutely all auxiliary systems, such […]
a device for mixing vaporized fuel with air to produce a combustible or explosive mixture, as for an internal-combustion engine. Historical Examples So one by one they wormed their way out to fix the ignition, adjust the carburetor, or hack free the cogs which moved the tracks. Greener Than You Think Ward Moore The first […]