carburator

carburetor

[kahr-buh-rey-ter, -byuh-]
noun
a device for mixing vaporized fuel with air to produce a combustible or explosive mixture, as for an internal-combustion engine.
Also, carburator, carbureter;, especially British, carburettor, carburetter [kahr-byuh-ret-er] .


Origin:
1860–65; carburet + -or2

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Word Origin & History

carburetor
1866, from carburet "compound of carbon and another substance" (1795), from carb- + -uret, an archaic suffix formed from Mod.L. -uretum to parallel Fr. words in -ure. Motor vehicle sense is from 1896.
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carburetor definition


  1. n.
    a device for smoking cannabis that mixes the smoke with air. (Drugs.) : I have a carburetor with the rest of my stash.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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