combust




Definitions of combust
  1. verb

    start to burn or burst into flames

    “The oily rags
    combusted spontaneously”
    synonyms:
    catch fire, conflagrate, erupt, ignite, take fire

    burn

    cause to burn or combust
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    blow out

    erupt in an uncontrolled manner
    catch

    start burning
    light up

    start to burn with a bright flame
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    change state, turn

    undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

  2. verb

    cause to burn or combust

    “We
    combust coal and other fossil fuels”
    synonyms:
    burn

    catch fire, conflagrate, erupt, ignite, take fire

    start to burn or burst into flames
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    ignite, light

    cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
    set ablaze, set afire, set aflame, set on fire

    set fire to; cause to start burning
    char, coal

    burn to charcoal
    deflagrate

    cause to burn rapidly and with great intensity
    fire up, light, light up

    begin to smoke
    reignite

    ignite anew, as of something burning
    conflagrate, enkindle, inflame, kindle

    cause to start burning
    light up

    ignite
    flare up

    ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down

  3. verb

    undergo combustion

    synonyms:
    burn

    burn, burn down, fire

    destroy by fire
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    burn down, burn up, go up

    burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire
    smolder, smoulder

    burn slowly and without a flame
    scorch, sear, singe

    become superficially burned
    deflagrate

    burn with great heat and intense light
    flame

    be in flames or aflame
    blaze up, burn up, flame up, flare

    burn brightly
    blaze

    burn brightly and intensely
    incinerate

    become reduced to ashes
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    change state, turn

    undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

  4. verb

    get very angry and fly into a rage

    “The professor
    combusted when the student didn’t know the answer to a very elementary question”
    synonyms:
    blow a fuse, blow one’s stack, blow up, flip one’s lid, flip one’s wig, fly off the handle, go ballistic, have a fit, have kittens, hit the ceiling, hit the roof, lose one’s temper, throw a fit
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    rage

    feel intense anger

  5. verb

    cause to become violent or angry

    “Riots
    combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan”
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    anger

    make angry

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