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combustion

noun com·bus·tion \kəm-ˈbəs-chən\

: the act of burning

: a chemical reaction that occurs when oxygen combines with other substances to produce heat and usually light

Full Definition of COMBUSTION

1
:  an act or instance of burning
2
:  a usually rapid chemical process (as oxidation) that produces heat and usually light; also :  a slower oxidation (as in the body)
3
:  violent agitation :  tumult
com·bus·tive \-ˈbəs-tiv\ adjective
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Examples of COMBUSTION

  1. Combustion may occur at high temperatures.
  2. This ratio of air to fuel results in better combustion.

First Known Use of COMBUSTION

15th century
COMBUSTION Defined for Kids

combustion

noun com·bus·tion \kəm-ˈbəs-chən\

Definition of COMBUSTION for Kids

:  the process of burning
Medical Dictionary

combustion

noun com·bus·tion \kəm-ˈbəs-chən\

Medical Definition of COMBUSTION

:  a usually very rapid chemical process (as oxidation) that produces heat and usually light; also :  a slower oxidation (as in the body)
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