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combust

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verb com·bust \kəm-ˈbəst\

Definition of combust

  1. :  burn



Examples of combust

  1. <anthracite, which is naturally hard, combusts more cleanly than bituminous coal>



Origin of combust

Latin combustus, past participle of comburere to burn up, irregular from com- + urere to burn — more at ember


First Known Use: 15th century


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