Definition of combustible
- combustible materials, such as paper, leaves, and sawdust
- combustible gases
- a combustible temper
- The coach had to keep the combustible players under control.
The fuel is highly combustible.
don't store oily rags and other combustible materials in a hot attic
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: able to be burned easily
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