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Definition of "combustor" [combustor]

  • A combustion chamber and its igniters, injectors, and other related apparatus in a jet engine or gas turbine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "combustor" in a sentence
  • "Actually knowing how much nitrous oxide is actually being generated in a combustor is a hard problem to solve because now you have to deal with not only the temperature distribution in the combustor, but also the constituent chemicals that are coming out of there."
  • "And think about this: Unlike rockets, which must carry oxygen with them as a "combustor" to ignite the fuel supply, scramjets take oxygen from the atmosphere, offering a huge savings in aircraft weight, and researchers around the world would like to take advantage."
  • "[[Cyclone furnace | cyclone]] burners, a specific kind of combustor that can efficiently burn larger pieces of coal."
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