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Adjective, Verb (usu participle)


combusta. [L. combustus, p. p. of comburere to burn up; com- + burere (only in comp.), of uncertain origin; cf. bustum funeral pyre, prurire to itch, pruna a live coal, Gr. pyrso`s firebrand, Skr. plush to burn.].
  •  Burnt; consumed.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  So near the sun as to be obscured or eclipsed by his light, as the moon or planets when not more than eight degrees and a half from the sun.  [1913 Webster]
    "Planets that are oft combust."  [1913 Webster]


combust, v.tr. subject to combustion.

obs. combust (adj.) f. L combustus past part. (as COMBUSTION)

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