Definition of combustible
1 : capable of combustion combustible materials, such as paper, leaves, and sawdust combustible gases
2 : easily excited a combustible temper The coach had to keep the combustible players under control.
combustibilityplay \kəm-ˌbə-stə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
combustiblyplay \kəm-ˈbə-stə-blē\ adverb
Examples of combustible in a Sentence
The fuel is highly combustible.
don't store oily rags and other combustible materials in a hot attic
Recent Examples of combustible from the Web
There's a good story behind why post-punk icon Tommy Stinson, the jittery, compulsive and combustible engine of the Replacements, is bringing his acoustic tour to Louisville's Surface Noise Records.
Who wins the race is vital considering smokers are ditching traditional cigarettes for the heated devices, pressuring Japan Tobacco’s dominant 31 percent share of the combustible cigarette market in its home country in 2016.
The House on June 21 voted, 300-118, to waive environmental rules to speed the removal of dead trees and combustible vegetation adjacent to power lines in utility rights of way on federal land.
Thus far, 14 apartment blocks in London, Manchester, and Plymouth have tested positive for combustible materials, the AP reports.
If your home’s siding is a combustible material like wood, look for and repair openings that could allow embers inside the structure.
Within the last year, United Kingdom fire officials and experts issued a report warning of the dangers of buildings being wrapped with combustible materials.
Tests on exterior building materials in other high-rise buildings conducted after the devastating west London fire has shown that some of the panels submitted were combustible, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday.
Mitchell is a combustible athlete who can blow by defenders off the dribble, get to the rim in the blink of an eye and finish with authority once there.
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COMBUSTIBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of combustible for English Language Learners
: able to be burned easily
COMBUSTIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of combustible for Students
: catching fire or burning easily
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