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02:51 Jul 31, 2007
English to French translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks
English term or phrase:ignite
The context is an automotive repair manual. I usualy would have translated it as 'allume' but am not sure in this case:
Power stroke: As the fuel is compressed and the piston nears the top of the cylinder the spark plug fires and ignites the fuel and air.
Course de combustion: Alors que le carburant est comprimé et que le piston atteint le haut du cylindre, la bougie d'allumage s'enflamme et " allume" le carburant et l'air.
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