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Burnout Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Burnout Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A burnout (also known as a peel out or power brake) is the practice of keeping a vehicle still (or close to) and spinning its wheels, causing the tires to heat up and smoke due to friction.

The origins of burnouts can be traced to drag racing, where they have a practical purpose: drag racing tires perform better at higher temperatures. A burnout is the fastest way to raise tire temperature before a race. It also cleans the tires of any debris and lays down a layer of rubber near the starting line for better traction. Drag race tracks sometimes use specially-reserved, wet-surface areas (burnout boxes) for burnouts.

Burnout Sample Sentences in News

  • Burnout: Get more sleep this weekend
    Are you constantly feeling tired, irritable and low? You could be suffering from a burnout. You are not the only one; all of us reach that point in life when we feel thoroughly exhausted or mentally drained. Experts say that an increasing number of individuals today are being burnout. Burnout, they say is a physical...  [Read More...] Read more on this news related to 'Burnout'
  • Community Service Volunteers Tackle Billion Dollar Burnout Crisis
    On International Volunteer Day (December 5th, 2014), Dr. ck Andrade and non-profit organizations, such as VolunteerMatch, are fighting the global billion-dollar community service volunteer attrition crisis by providing webinars sponsored by Citrix that teach ways to relieve stress and never burnout. (PRWeb November 21, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb Read more on this news related to 'Burnout'
  • Player burnout in the spotlight
    Sean Fitzpatrick and Agustin Pichot have discussed player welfrare and the use of central contracts by boards at the IRB World Rugby Conference in London. Read more on this news related to 'Burnout'

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