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flameout

[′flām‚au̇t]
(aerospace engineering)
The extinguishing of the flame in a reaction engine, especially in a jet engine.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

flameout

An emergency condition in the operation of a gas turbine engine in which the flame is extinguished unintentionally for any reason, except fuel starvation, resulting in the loss of engine power.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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