Definition of Combust

1. Verb. Cause to burn or combust. "They combust the trees"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"

Exact synonyms: Burn
Causes: Burn
Specialized synonyms: Ignite, Light, Set Ablaze, Set Afire, Set Aflame, Set On Fire, Char, Coal, Deflagrate
Related verbs: Catch Fire, Conflagrate, Erupt, Ignite, Take Fire
Derivative terms: Burnable, Combustible, Combustion, Combustive



2. Verb. Start to burn or burst into flames. "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"
Exact synonyms: Catch Fire, Conflagrate, Erupt, Ignite, Take Fire
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Specialized synonyms: Blow Out, Catch, Light Up
Related verbs: Burn
Derivative terms: Combustible, Combustive, Ignitable, Ignitible, Ignition

3. Verb. Get very angry and fly into a rage. "Spam makes me go ballistic"

4. Verb. Cause to become violent or angry. "Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan"

5. Verb. Undergo combustion. "These fabrics combust easily"; "Maple wood burns well"
Exact synonyms: Burn
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Specialized synonyms: Burn Down, Burn Up, Go Up, Smolder, Smoulder, Scorch, Sear, Singe, Deflagrate, Flame, Blaze Up, Burn Up, Flame Up, Flare, Blaze
Related verbs: Burn, Burn Down, Fire
Derivative terms: Burn, Burnable, Combustible, Combustion, Combustive

Definition of Combust

1. a. Burnt; consumed.

Definition of Combust

1. Verb. To burn; to catch fire. ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) Burnt. ¹

3. Adjective. (astrology) In close conjunction with the sun (so that its astrological influence is "burnt up"), sometimes specified to be within 8 degrees 30'. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Combust

1. to burn [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: burn

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Combust

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Literary usage of Combust

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1. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1862)
"... his heart was combust, his liver smoky, his lungs dried up, insomuch that he verily believed his soul was either sodden or roasted through the vehemency ..."

2. The Anatomy of melancholy v. 3 by Robert Burton (1875)
"was present at the cutting up of one that died for love, J " h« heart was combust, his liver smoky, his lungs dried up, insomuch that he verily believed his ..."

3. Galloup's General Index to Engineering Periodicals: Comprising Engineering by Francis Ellis Galloupe (1888)
"3; heat of combust, of coal, July-4. " GASEOUS, LTWright, Sci. Am. Sup. Mar. ... 5; stm. as aid to combust, in, Apr. 23; grate and heating surface, Nov. ..."

4. Galloupe's General Index to Engineering Periodicals ...: Comprising by Francis Ellis Galloupe (1888)
"3; heat of combust, of coal, July-4. " GASEOUS, LT Wright, Sci. Am. Sup. Mar. ... 5; stm. as aid to combust, in, Apr. 23; grate and heating surface, Nov. ..."

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