Car"bu*ret`ed(?), a. 1. (Chem.) Combined with carbon in the manner of a carburet or carbide.
2. Saturated or impregnated with some volatile carbon compound; as, water gas is carbureted to increase its illuminating power.
Carbureted hydrogen gas, any one of several gaseous compounds of carbon and hydrogen, some of with make up illuminating gas. --
Light carbureted hydrogen, methane (CH4), also called
marsh gas, and
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Car"bu*ret`tor(?) }, n. 1. (Chem.) An apparatus in which coal gas, hydrogen, or air is passed through or over a volatile hydrocarbon, in order to confer or increase illuminating power.
2. One that carburets; specif., an apparatus in which air or gas is carbureted, as by passing it through a light petroleum oil. The carburetor for a gasoline engine is usually either a
surface carburetor, or alternatively a
float carburetor (called also
spray carburetor). In the former air is charged by being passed over the surface of gasoline. In the latter a fine spray of gasoline is drawn from an atomizing nozzle by a current of air induced by the suction of the engine piston, the supply of gasoline being regulated by a float which actuates a needle valve controlling the outlet of the feed pipe. Alcohol and other volatile inflammable liquids may be used instead of gasoline.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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