Definition of Comburant
1. Adjective. Supporting combustion.
Similar to: Combustible
Derivative terms: Combust, Combust, Combust
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Literary usage of Comburant
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Life of Robert Hare, an American Chemist (1781-1858) by Edgar Fahs Smith (1917)
"... while oxygen is distinguished as the common " comburant" of them all, there is equal reason for placing chlorine in a like predicament. ..."
2. A French-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1921)
"comburant, supporter of combustion. — compose, compound. — creux, hollow body; hollow ware. — desséchant, dehydrating agent, desiccating substance. ..."