reheat


reheat
A method of thrust augmentation in gas turbine engines. This normally is used on engines fitted on combat aircraft. The surplus or unburned air coming out of the engine is burned by the addition of fuel, which accelerates the gases and provides additional thrust. Engines fitted with a reheat control have a variable propelling nozzle to ensure the correct balance between temperature, pressure, and thrust. Also called afterburning.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • Reheat — Re*heat (r?*h?t ), v. t. 1. To heat again. [1913 Webster] 2. To revive; to cheer; to cherish. [Obs.] Rom. of R. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reheat — (v.) 1727, from RE (Cf. re ) again + HEAT (Cf. heat) (v.). Related: Reheated; reheating …   Etymology dictionary

  • reheat — ► VERB ▪ heat again. ► NOUN ▪ the use of the hot exhaust to burn extra fuel in a jet engine and produce extra power …   English terms dictionary

  • reheat — [rē hēt′] vt. to heat again; specif., to add heat to (a fluid), as in an afterburner reheater n …   English World dictionary

  • reheat — UK [ˌriːˈhiːt] / US [ˌrɪˈhɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms reheat : present tense I/you/we/they reheat he/she/it reheats present participle reheating past tense reheated past participle reheated to make food or a drink hot again …   English dictionary

  • reheat — v. * * * …   Universalium

  • reheat — 1. noun an afterburner 2. verb to heat something after it has cooled off; used especially for previously cooked food See Also: preheat …   Wiktionary

  • Reheat — Повторно нагревать, подогревать …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • reheat — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. rewarm, recook, warm; see heat 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • reheat — re|heat [ˌri:ˈhi:t] v [T] to make a meal or drink hot again ▪ I reheated some soup for lunch …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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