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A carburetor ( American English ) or carburettor ( British English ; see spelling differences ) is a device that mixes air and fuel for internal combustion engines in the proper ratio for combustion. It is sometimes colloquially shortened to carb in the UK and North America or carby in Australia.  To carburate or carburet (and thus carburation or carburetion , respectively) means to mix the air and fuel or to equip (an engine) with a carburetor for that purpose.
Carburetors have largely been supplanted in the automotive and, to a lesser extent, aviation industries by fuel injection . They are still common on small engines for lawn mowers , rototillers and other equipment.
The word carburetor comes from the French carbure meaning " carbide ".   Carburer means to combine with carbon (compare also carburizing ). In fuel chemistry, the term has the more specific meaning of increasing the carbon (and therefore energy) content of a fluid by mixing it with a volatile hydrocarbon .
The following are some examples of the slang of the United States Navy , you will also see references to the United States Marine Corps as well because of their use of naval terminology sometimes also referred to as NAVSpeak . Note that in the Navy, many ships and units have nicknames; these are listed separately, in Appendix:Glossary of U.S. Navy slang/Unit nicknames .
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