Definitions for combust

Definitions for (verb) combust

Main entry: burn, combust

Definition: undergo combustion

Usage: Maple wood burns well

Main entry: combust

Definition: cause to become violent or angry

Usage: Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan

Main entry: fly off the handle, flip one's lid, flip one's wig, lose one's temper, combust, blow a fuse, blow one's stack, blow up, have a fit, have kittens, go ballistic, hit the ceiling, hit the roof, throw a fit

Definition: get very angry and fly into a rage

Usage: The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question; Spam makes me go ballistic

Main entry: conflagrate, take fire, ignite, combust, catch fire, erupt

Definition: start to burn or burst into flames

Usage: Marsh gases ignited suddenly; The oily rags combusted spontaneously

Main entry: burn, combust

Definition: cause to burn or combust

Usage: The sun burned off the fog; We combust coal and other fossil fuels

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