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  Definition of combust
  1. undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"
  2. cause to become violent or angry; "Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan"
  3. get very angry and fly into a rage; "The professor combusted when the student didn''t know the answer to a very elementary question"; "Spam makes me go ballistic"
  4. start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"
  5. cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"
Similar Words: burn, flip one's lid, blow up, throw a fit, hit the roof, hit the ceiling, have kittens, have a fit, blow one's stack, fly off the handle, flip one's wig, lose one's temper, blow a fuse, go ballistic, erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, conflagrate

 

Hyponyms: burn down, burn up, go up, smolder, smoulder, scorch, sear, singe, deflagrate, flame, flare, flame up, blaze up, blaze, blow out, catch, light up, ignite, light, set ablaze, set aflame, set on fire, set afire, char, coal

 

Grouped Verbs: burn, fire, burn down, erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, conflagrate

 

Derivational Morphology: combustion, burning, burn, effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition, ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammation

 

 
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