Examples of combust in a Sentence
anthracite, which is naturally hard, combusts more cleanly than bituminous coal
Recent Examples of combust from the Web
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.
Usually knocking is what happens when the air-fuel mixture in an engine combusts when it’s not supposed to, usually because a spark plug is malfunctioning and little pockets of air are exploding because of pressure rather than spark.
The electric device heats a plug of ground tobacco—but doesn’t combust it—delivering nicotine and an experience that smokers have said is closer to real smoking than vaping or other alternatives.
After a light switch in his home spontaneously combusted, setting his bedroom ablaze, the 17-year-old didn’t hesitate to act.
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Origin and Etymology of combust
go up in flames;
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