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combustion engine

any of various types of engines driven by energy produced by combustion. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.
  • They recorded the sounds made by an approaching hybrid vehicle and by a car with a standard, internal combustion engine.
  • Use the hydrogen within an external combustion engine to produce electricity.
  • The inner workings of an internal combustion engine have rarely been seen as clearly, or as entertainingly.
  • Build in a special gearbox which combines the output of the motor with that of an internal-combustion engine.
  • Eventually, it is hoped, fuel cells running on hydrogen will take the place of the ubiquitous internal combustion engine.
  • Better still, being electrically powered instead of relying on an internal-combustion engine, they can be used indoors.

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