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misfire

[′mis‚fīr]
(chemistry)
Failure of fuel or an explosive charge to ignite properly.
(electronics)
Failure to establish an arc between the main anode and the cathode of an ignitron or other mercury-arc rectifier during a scheduled conducting period.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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