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Carburetor vs. Choke

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Carburetornoun

A device in an internal combustion engine where fuel is vaporized and mixed with air prior to ignition.

Chokeverb

(intransitive) To be unable to breathe because of obstruction of the windpipe (for instance food or other objects that go down the wrong way, or fumes or particles in the air that cause the throat to constrict).

‘Ever since he choked on a bone, he has refused to eat fish.’;

Carburetornoun

A water pipe or bong; a device or contrivance for mixing air with burning cannabis or cocaine.

Chokeverb

(transitive) To prevent (someone) from breathing or talking by strangling or filling the windpipe.

‘The collar of this shirt is too tight; it’s choking me.’;

Carburetornoun

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.

Chokeverb

(transitive) To obstruct (a passage, etc.) by filling it up or clogging it.

‘to choke a cave passage with boulders and mud’;

Carburetornoun

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 float-feed carburetor, or 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.

Chokeverb

(transitive) To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to kill (a plant by robbing it of nutrients); to extinguish (fire by robbing it of oxygen).

Carburetornoun

mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosion

Chokeverb

To perform badly at a crucial stage of a competition because one is nervous, especially when one is winning.

‘He has a lot of talent, but he tends to choke under pressure.’;

Carburetor

A carburetor (American English) or carburettor (British English) is a device that mixes air and fuel for internal combustion engines in an appropriate air–fuel ratio for combustion. The term is sometimes colloquially shortened to carb in the UK and North America or to carby in Australia.

Chokeverb

(transitive) To move one's fingers very close to the tip of a pencil, brush or other art tool.

Chokeverb

(intransitive) To be checked or stopped, as if by choking

Chokeverb

(transitive) To check or stop (an utterance or voice) as if by choking.

Chokeverb

(intransitive) To have a feeling of strangulation in one's throat as a result of passion or strong emotion.

Chokeverb

(transitive) To give (someone) a feeling of strangulation as a result of passion or strong emotion.

Chokeverb

(transitive) To say (something) with one’s throat constricted (due to emotion, for example).

Chokeverb

(transitive) To use the choke valve of (a vehicle) to adjust the air/fuel mixture in the engine.

Chokeverb

To reach a condition of maximum flowrate, due to the flow at the narrowest point of the duct becoming sonic (Ma = 1).

Chokeverb

To make a choke, as in a cartridge, or in the bore of the barrel of a shotgun.

Chokenoun

A control on a carburetor to adjust the air/fuel mixture when the engine is cold.

Chokenoun

(sports) In wrestling, karate (etc.), a type of hold that can result in strangulation.

Chokenoun

A constriction at the muzzle end of a shotgun barrel which affects the spread of the shot.

Chokenoun

A partial or complete blockage (of boulders, mud, etc.) in a cave passage.

Chokenoun

The mass of immature florets in the centre of the bud of an artichoke.

Chokenoun

(electronics) choking coil

Chokenoun

A major mistake at a crucial stage of a competition because one is nervous, especially when one is winning.

Chokeverb

To render unable to breathe by filling, pressing upon, or squeezing the windpipe; to stifle; to suffocate; to strangle.

‘With eager feeding food doth choke the feeder.’;

Chokeverb

To obstruct by filling up or clogging any passage; to block up.

Chokeverb

To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to stifle.

‘Oats and darnel choke the rising corn.’;

Chokeverb

To affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling.

Chokeverb

To make a choke, as in a cartridge, or in the bore of the barrel of a shotgun.

Chokeverb

To have the windpipe stopped; to have a spasm of the throat, caused by stoppage or irritation of the windpipe; to be strangled.

Chokeverb

To be checked, as if by choking; to stick.

‘The words choked in his throat.’;

Chokenoun

A stoppage or irritation of the windpipe, producing the feeling of strangulation.

Chokenoun

The tied end of a cartridge.

Chokenoun

a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current

Chokenoun

a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine

Chokeverb

breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion;

‘She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband’;

Chokeverb

be too tight; rub or press;

‘This neckband is choking the cat’;

Chokeverb

wring the neck of;

‘The man choked his opponent’;

Chokeverb

constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

Chokeverb

struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake;

‘he swallowed a fishbone and gagged’;

Chokeverb

fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation;

‘The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience’;

Chokeverb

check or slow down the action or effect of;

‘She choked her anger’;

Chokeverb

become or cause to become obstructed;

‘The leaves clog our drains in the Fall’; ‘The water pipe is backed up’;

Chokeverb

impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of;

‘The foul air was slowly suffocating the children’;

Chokeverb

become stultified, suppressed, or stifled;

‘He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village’;

Chokeverb

suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of;

‘His job suffocated him’;

Chokeverb

die;

‘The old man finally kicked the bucket’;

Chokeverb

reduce the air supply;

‘choke a carburetor’;

Chokeverb

cause to retch or choke

Chokeverb

(of a person or animal) have severe difficulty in breathing because of a constricted or obstructed throat or a lack of air

‘Willie choked on a mouthful of tea’;

Chokeverb

cause (a person or animal) to choke

‘the toys contained parts that could choke a very young child’;

Chokeverb

swallow something with difficulty

‘I attempted to choke down supper’;

Chokeverb

prevent (a plant) from growing by depriving it of light, air, or nourishment

‘the bracken will choke the wild gladiolus’;

Chokeverb

prevent or inhibit the occurrence or development of

‘higher rates of interest choke off investment demand’;

Chokeverb

(in sports) fail to perform at a crucial point of a game or contest as a result of nervousness

‘we were the only team not to choke when it came to the crunch’;

Chokeverb

fill (a space) so as to make movement difficult or impossible

‘the roads were choked with traffic’;

Chokeverb

make (someone) speechless with a strong feeling or emotion

‘he was choked with fury’;

Chokeverb

cause (someone) to feel tearful or extremely upset

‘I just choked up reading it’; ‘I was so choked up I started crying and couldn't sing any more’;

Chokeverb

suppress a strong emotion or the expression of such an emotion

‘Liz was choking back her anger’;

Chokeverb

enrich the fuel mixture in (a petrol engine) by reducing the intake of air

‘carbon monoxide results during a cold start, when an engine is choked’;

Chokenoun

a valve in the carburettor of a petrol engine that is used to reduce the amount of air in the fuel mixture when the engine is started

‘an automatic choke’; ‘too much choke does not help’;

Chokenoun

a knob which controls the choke in a carburettor

‘he pulled the choke out to its full extent’;

Chokenoun

a narrowed part of a shotgun bore near the muzzle, serving to restrict the spread of the shot

‘a full choke gun’; ‘many guns may not have the right choke’;

Chokenoun

an inductance coil used to smooth the variations of an alternating current or to alter its phase.

Chokenoun

an act or the sound of a person or animal having difficulty in breathing

‘a little choke of laughter’;

Chokenoun

the inedible mass of silky fibres at the centre of a globe artichoke.

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