Definition of Combustible

1. Noun. A substance that can be burned to provide heat or power.

Exact synonyms: Combustible Material
Generic synonyms: Fuel

2. Adjective. Capable of igniting and burning.

Definition of Combustible

1. a. Capable of taking fire and burning; apt to catch fire; inflammable.

2. n. A substance that may be set on fire, or which is liable to take fire and burn.

Definition of Combustible

1. Adjective. Capable of burning ¹

2. Noun. A material that is capable of burning. ¹

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Definition of Combustible

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Combustible

1. Capable of combustion. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Combustible

combretum family
combtooth blenny
combustible (current term)
combustible material
combustion air
combustion analysis
combustion chamber
combustion chambers
combustion efficiency
combustion engine
combustion equivalent
combustion gases

Literary usage of Combustible

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1. Steam: Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Company (1902)
"The heating values per pound of combustible are either obtained from calori- metric determinations or by calculation from ultimate analyses, except those ..."

2. The Chemical Catechism: With Notes, Illustrations, and Experiments by Samuel Parkes (1816)
"The existence of light, as a constituent part of combustible bodies, ... That a great part of the light comes from the combustible, i» evident from the ..."

3. The Chemical Analysis of Iron: A Complete Account of All the Best Known by Andrew Alexander Blair (1918)
"It is possible that volatile combustible matter and ash may be determined with ... Determination of Volatile combustible Matter. " Place 1 gramme of fresh, ..."

4. An Outline of Mineralogy and Geology: Intended for the Use of Those who May by William Phillips (1816)
"The mineral bases of combustible substances may be said to be only two, viz. ... combustible substances may be comprised in the following list: Sulphur Coal ..."

5. The Collected Works of Sir Humphry Davy by Humphry Davy, John Davy (1839)
"it appears that the combustible bodies burn in nitrous oxide at certain temperatures. The experiments in this Division were instituted for the purpose of ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1906)
"This is illustrated by the fact that the wells at Arkansas City, less than twenty miles from Dexter, yield more than 97 per cent, of combustible gases and ..."

7. The Elements of Experimental Chemistry by William Henry, Robert Hare (1823)
"Mixed combustible Gases from Moist Charcoal, Alcohol, Ether, Coal, Oil, Tallow and Wax.—Vol. I. p. 258. j Of these aeriform compounds, the gases from coal ..."

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