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  1. ion engine(noun)

    a type of reaction-propulsion engine to propel rockets in space; a stream of positive ions is accelerated to a high velocity by an electric field

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  1. ion engine(Noun)

    a type of spacecraft propulsion, whereby electric fields accelerate ions out the exhaust to provide motive force

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