Simple Definition of combustion
: the act of burning
: a chemical reaction that occurs when oxygen combines with other substances to produce heat and usually light
Examples of combustion in a sentence
Combustion may occur at high temperatures.
This ratio of air to fuel results in better combustion.
First Known Use of combustion
COMBUSTION Defined for Kids
Definition of combustion for Students
: the process of burning
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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