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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

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

noun com·bus·tion \kəm-ˈbəs-chən\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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