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Main Entry: en·gine
Pronunciation: primarystressen-jschwan
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English engin "natural talent or skill, mechanical device," from early French engin (same meaning), from Latin ingenium "natural ability or desire to do something," from in "in" and -genium, from gignere "to father, beget" --related to GENIUS, 1GIN, INGENIOUS
1 : a mechanical device
2 : a machine that changes energy (as heat from burning fuel) into mechanical motion
3 : a railroad locomotive

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