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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The continued operation of an internal-combustion engine after the ignition is turned off.

Usage examples (7)
  • Noun : Heavy carbon buildup can cause annoying engine after-run
  • Somewhere in the distance, a big cat squalled, high scream falling off in a deep gurgle, some great engine dieseling away to silence.
  • After 1 / 2 way, the engine is dieseling from compression plus the glow of exhaust valves at 1400 degrees F.
  • As we begin to roll away, the nose of the Camry rises three feet off the ground, by which time we're back on the street, dieseling home at a merry clip, with one 2008... for more
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