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turbine

noun [C]  /ˈtɜr·bən, -bɑɪn/ us  
a type of machine through which liquid or gas flows and turns a special wheel with blades in order to produce power: a steam turbine
Translations of “turbine”
in Spanish turbina…
in French turbine…
in German die Turbine…
in Chinese (Traditional) 渦輪機,葉輪機,透平機…
in Russian турбина…
in Turkish türbin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 涡轮机,叶轮机,透平机…
in Polish turbina…
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