Definition of 'combustion'
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They are four times as efficient since they lose no energy to the internal combustion process. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Electric cars have four times as much copper as an internal combustion vehicle and the charging equipment requires more. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It changed with a single invention: the internal combustion engine. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Korean giant had already launched a partial recall after reports of spontaneous combustion while charging. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I like the feel of a combustion engine, the noise and the smell. The Sun (2016)The damaging effect of smoking, both to the heart and in terms of cancer risk, comes not from nicotine at all but from combustion products. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The competition is not restricted to cars with internal combustion engines. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is highly likely that the char absorbs some of the combustion products of the gas. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)Modern fireworks also contain regulators to speed up or slow down the process of combustion. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The second is that they act as carriers for other toxins produced by combustion. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some gases are fed into a combustion chamber where they can be safely burned off. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is powered by electric motors and a small internal combustion engine. The Sun (2010)They were enthusiastic to the point of spontaneous combustion. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Anyone who can overhaul an internal combustion engine can hold his own in the intelligence department. Christianity Today (2000)Other cases of spontaneous combustion have a weather explanation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The report will warn such cuts are impossible while internal combustion engines are the main means for propelling cars. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Other cases of spontaneous human combustion have been reported in various parts of the world but are extremely rare. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The valve that lets air and fuel into the combustion chamber should close tight before the valve letting out the exhaust gases opens. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What do the internal combustion engine, the bicycle and the photograph have in common? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Its general tone was that improvements in battery capacity might soon take electric cars from niche products to challenging the internal combustion engine. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If not, why should you understand the internal combustion engine? Times, Sunday Times (2008)One is to dig it up, take it to the surface and treat it in combustion chambers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A hybrid car uses both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. Times, Sunday Times (2007)These heat the combustion chambers of the engine cylinders for a few seconds to help the engine fire up from stone cold with minimal exhaust smoke. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The proposed solution to the electric car issue is the addition of little speakers near the wheels to broadcast the purr of a conventional internal combustion engine. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The agent works its way through the fuel system and removes harmful carbon deposits that build up in areas such as the combustion chamber and intake valves. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Rather than choosing fuel cell technology, the company decided to convert a conventional internal combustion engine to run on both liquid hydrogen and petrol. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I guess this is the first car that means we as sports car aficionados can see beyond the end of the internal combustion engine. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Thus the CO 2 produced by the combustion process is added to that already in the atmosphere. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Electric cars can be fuelled for a tenth of the cost of the conventional petrol combustion engine, but typically run out of fuel within 100 miles. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'combustion'
British English: combustion NOUN
Combustion is the act of burning something or the process of burning.
The energy is released by combustion on the application of a match.
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Definition of combustion from the Collins English Dictionary
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