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ion engine
1. A rocket engine that develops thrust by expelling ions rather than gaseous combustion products.
2. An engine that provides thrust by expelling accelerated or high-velocity ions.

Ion engines using energy provided by nuclear reactors are proposed for space vehicles.

3. A type of rocket engine that generates thrust from the electrostatic acceleration of ionized particles.
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