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Noun: flame-out  'fleym,awt
  1. (jet engine) the failure of a jet engine caused by an interruption of the fuel supply or by faulty combustion
  2. A complete or conspicuous failure
    "the spectacular flame-out of the company's stock cost many people their life savings"

Derived forms: flame-outs

Type of: failure, power failure, power outage

Encyclopedia: Flame-out