combustible

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adjective com·bus·ti·ble \kəm-ˈbə-stə-bəl\

Definition of combustible

  1. 1 :  capable of combustion combustible materials, such as paper, leaves, and sawdust combustible gases

  2. 2 :  easily excited a combustible temper The coach had to keep the combustible players under control.

combustibility

play \kəm-ˌbə-stə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

combustible

noun

combustibly

play \kəm-ˈbə-stə-blē\ adverb

Examples of combustible in a sentence

  1. The fuel is highly combustible.

  2. don't store oily rags and other combustible materials in a hot attic

Origin and Etymology of combustible

see combust


First Known Use: 1529


COMBUSTIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

combustible

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adjective com·bus·ti·ble \kəm-ˈbə-stə-bəl\

Definition of combustible for English Language Learners

  • : able to be burned easily


COMBUSTIBLE Defined for Kids

combustible

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adjective com·bus·ti·ble \kəm-ˈbə-stə-bəl\

Definition of combustible for Students

  1. :  catching fire or burning easily


Medical Dictionary

combustible

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adjective com·bus·ti·ble \kəm-ˈbəs-tə-bəl\

Medical Definition of combustible

  1. :  capable of combustion combustible anesthetics



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