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Definition of engine:

  1. ( Pronounced, in this sense) Natural capacity; ability; skill.
  2. ( Pronounced, in this sense) To rack; to torture.
  3. A compound machine by which any physical power is applied to produce a given physical effect.
  4. Any instrument by which any effect is produced; especially, an instrument or machine of war or torture.
  5. Anything used to effect a purpose; any device or contrivance; an agent.
  6. To assault with an engine.
  7. To equip with an engine; - said especially of steam vessels; as, vessels are often built by one firm and engined by another.

Synonyms:

railway locomotive, locomotive engine, dynamo, generator, motor, locomotive.

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