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Definition 1: undergo combustion - [verb of change]

Samples where combust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Maple wood burns well

Synonyms for combust in the sense of this definition

(combust is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of combust ) burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire

"The hut burned down" "The mountain of paper went up in flames"

(... is a kind of combust ) burn slowly and without a flame

"a smoldering fire"

(... is a kind of combust ) become superficially burned

"my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames"

(... is a kind of combust ) burn with great heat and intense light

"the powder deflagrated"

(... is a kind of combust ) be in flames or aflame

"The sky seemed to flame in the Hawaiian sunset"

(... is a kind of combust ) burn brightly

"Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"

(... is a kind of combust ) burn brightly and intensely

"The summer sun alone can cause a pine to blaze"

(combust has a similar meaning as ...) destroy by fire

"They burned the house and his diaries"

Definition 2: get very angry and fly into a rage - [verb of emotion]

Samples where combust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question
  • Spam makes me go ballistic

Synonyms for combust in the sense of this definition

(combust is a kind of ...) feel intense anger

"Rage against the dying of the light!"

Definition 3: cause to become violent or angry - [verb of emotion]

Samples where combust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan

(combust is a kind of ...) make angry

"The news angered him"

(combust causes ...) 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"

Definition 4: start to burn or burst into flames - [verb of weather]

Samples where combust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Marsh gases ignited suddenly
  • The oily rags combusted spontaneously

Synonyms for combust in the sense of this definition

(combust is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of combust ) erupt in an uncontrolled manner

"The oil well blew out"

(... is a kind of combust ) start burning

"The fire caught"

(... is a kind of combust ) start to burn with a bright flame

"The coal in the BBQ grill finally lit up"

(combust has a similar meaning as ...) cause to burn or combust

"The sun burned off the fog" "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"

Definition 5: cause to burn or combust - [verb of weather]

Samples where combust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sun burned off the fog
  • We combust coal and other fossil fuels

Synonyms for combust in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of combust ) cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat

"Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter" "Light a cigarette"

(... is a kind of combust ) set fire to; cause to start burning

"Lightening set fire to the forest"

(... is a kind of combust ) burn to charcoal

"Without a drenching rain, the forest fire will char everything"

(... is a kind of combust ) cause to burn rapidly and with great intensity

"care must be exercised when this substance is to be deflagrated"

(combust causes ...) undergo combustion

"Maple wood burns well"

(combust has a similar meaning as ...) start to burn or burst into flames

"Marsh gases ignited suddenly" "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"

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