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combustion

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noun com·bus·tion \kəm-ˈbəs-chən\

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

Full Definition of combustion

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of burning

  2. 2 :  a usually rapid chemical process (as oxidation) that produces heat and usually light; also :  a slower oxidation (as in the body)

  3. 3 :  violent agitation :  tumult

com·bus·tive play \-ˈbəs-tiv\ adjective

Examples of combustion

  1. Combustion may occur at high temperatures.

  2. This ratio of air to fuel results in better combustion.



15th Century

First Known Use of combustion

15th century


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combustion

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noun com·bus·tion \kəm-ˈbəs-chən\

Medical Definition of combustion

  1. :  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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