flameout

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See also: flame-out and flame out

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Etymology[edit]

From the verb phrase flame out.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

flameout (countable and uncountable, plural flameouts)

  1. The act of flaming out or burning out; extinguishing.
  2. The act of quitting or failing, especially due to overwork or in a dramatic manner.
    The company was one of Silicon Valley's more famous dot-com flameouts.
  3. The sudden extinguishing of the flame of a burner (due to obstruction of fuel)

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