Meaning of “internal combustion engine” in the English Dictionary

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"internal combustion engine" in British English

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internal combustion enginenoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˌtɜː.nəl kəmˈbʌs.tʃən ˌen.dʒɪn/ us /ɪnˌtɝː.nəl kəmˈbʌs.tʃən ˌen.dʒɪn/

Examples from literature

  • At the very same time, another kind of engine, the internal combustion engine, was being developed and perfected. 
  • The internal combustion engine, driven by oil, had won the battle to power the automobile. 

(Definition of “internal combustion engine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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