flame-out

Definitions of flame-out
  1. noun
    the failure of a jet engine caused by an interruption of the fuel supply or by faulty combustion
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    type of:
    power failure, power outage
    equipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails
  2. noun
    a complete or conspicuous failure
    “the spectacular flame-out of the company's stock cost many people their life savings”
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    type of:
    failure
    an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
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