noun Etymology: carburet to combine chemically with carbon, from obsolete carburet carbide Date: 1896 the process of mixing (as in a carburetor) the vapor of a flammable hydrocarbon (as gasoline) with air to form an explosive mixture especially for use in an internal-combustion engine

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