Examples of combust in a Sentence
anthracite, which is naturally hard, combusts more cleanly than bituminous coal
Recent Examples of combust from the Web
When Lewis, all need and splayed legs and ear-splitting childlike lament, took the stage with Martin in Atlantic City, N.J., in 1946, at Skinny D’Amato’s 500 Cafe, a show business phenomenon combusted — for 10 years.
The new phone's predecessor, the Galaxy Note 7, was notorious for its battery problems that sometimes caused the phone to overheat or combust, leading to its global recall in September.
The flame created spreads out and down while also raising the cylinder pressure high enough—along with the compression from the piston—to combust the lean primary air/fuel mixture.
Does the iPhone have a history of spontaneously combusting in pockets?
People complained of headaches, nausea, itchy skin and throats — classic symptoms of industrial chemical exposure — as plants and refineries raced to burn off compounds that could combust in extreme weather or power loss.
The black powder used as propellant in 19th-century guns produced thick plumes of lead, carbon, sulfur, and potassium nitrate when combusted.
Combustion is timed not to spark—diesels have no spark plugs—but to the injection of fuel at the end of the compression stroke, which combusts due to the presence of hotter gas created by higher compression in the cylinder.
Sam Mannan from Texas A&M University says the thick black smoke in previous, unplanned fires at the Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas, showed organic peroxides being stored in trailers weren't fully combusting.
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Origin and Etymology of combust
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsblaze, burn, flame, glow
Related Wordscatch, enkindle; deflagrate, fire, ignite, kindle; flare (up), light (up); flicker, gutter, waver; bake, broil, char, cook, melt, roast, scorch, swelter; smolder (or smoulder), spark, sputter; beam, brighten, radiate; beat (down), flash, glare, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, shine, sparkle, twinkle
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