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 \-ˌbəs-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
combustiblyplay \-ˈbəs-tə-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
Origin and Etymology of combustible
First Known Use: 1529
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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