combustion engine

any of various types of engines driven by energy produced by combustion. Unabridged
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The small combustion engine uses an electric generator and a super-powered
  electric motor to drive the propeller.
We had slipped into a part of the world that mercifully the internal combustion
  engine had failed to conquer.
The internal combustion engine isn't going anywhere soon.
With electrification and the development of the internal-combustion engine,
  there were new ways to move people and goods around.
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