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afterburner

[af-ter-bur-ner, ahf-] /ˈæf tərˌbɜr nər, ˈɑf-/
noun
1.
Aeronautics. a device placed within, or attached to the exit of, a jet-engine exhaust pipe to produce afterburning.
2.
a device for burning exhaust fumes from an internal-combustion engine, as of an automobile.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; after + burner
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British Dictionary definitions for afterburner

afterburner

/ˈɑːftəˌbɜːnə/
noun
1.
a device in the exhaust system of an internal-combustion engine for removing or rendering harmless potentially dangerous components in the exhaust gases
2.
a system of fuel injection and combustion located behind the turbine of an aircraft jet engine to produce additional thrust
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