verb \kəm-ˈbəst\

Definition of COMBUST

:  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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