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Glossary Results for Word "Compounding"

Compounding An arrangement whereby, in the interests of economy, steam from the boiler is used twice, by feeding the exhaust steam from high-pressure cylinders into one or more low-pressure cylinders, of larger diameter. See 3-Cylinder CompoundsExplain 'Three-cylinder compound', Webb CompoundsExplain 'Webb Compound' and Triple ExpansionExplain 'Triple Expansion'.