Technology / Motorcycle / Total Loss: An engine ignition or lubrication system in which electricity or oil is used without being generated or recirculated. An ignition system that uses power from a battery without recharging it will eventually run the battery flat. A lubrication system that uses oil without returning it to a tank will run out of oil. Both systems were common on early motorcycles although two-stroke engines are current examples that use a total-loss lubrication system.
Loss Noun Synonyms: diminution, erosion, reduction, impoverishment, depletion, shrinkage
Loss Verb Synonyms: deprivation, bereavement, privation, denial, sacrifice, forfeiture, disappearance
Total Noun Synonyms: complete, unalloyed, unmitigated, unqualified, unconditional, utter, out-and-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, perfect, outright, downright, all-out, absolute
Total Verb Synonyms: sum (total), totality, aggregate, whole, amount, total number
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