Examples of combust in a Sentence
anthracite, which is naturally hard, combusts more cleanly than bituminous coal
Recent Examples of combust from the Web
San Francisco and Oakland, California, sued Chevron Corp., BP PLC, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil Corp., and Royal Dutch Shell PLC, arguing the companies make and sell products that, when combusted, create a public nuisance.
Then the top jets (13) inject oxygen that is combusted with the gaseous fuel, producing a clean, smokeless fire.
Linseed oil, also called flaxseed oil, can spontaneously combust and start incredibly dangerous fires.
The sensual realm has combusted before his eyes, in demon twists of chemical vapor.
Modern buildings are specifically designed not to spontaneously combust but to contain fire, room by room, floor by floor.
While Anderson and other law-enforcement types wrack their brains to figure out how one person could be in two places at the same time, everybody’s lives get wrecked in this town that combusts at just the wrong time.
The plane glides with less friction, saving fuel, while the engines still have enough oxygen to combust the fuel.
Metta World Peace has just stumbled across the quickets way to make Adam Silver spontaneously combust out of rage and anger.
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Origin and Etymology of combust
go up in flames;
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