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combustion

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CIDE DICTIONARY

combustionn. [L. combustio: cf. F. combustion.].
  •  The state of burning.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The combination of a combustible with a supporter of combustion, producing heat, and sometimes both light and heat.  [1913 Webster]
    "Combustion results in common cases from the mutual chemical action and reaction of the combustible and the oxygen of the atmosphere, whereby a new compound is formed."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Violent agitation; confusion; tumult.  [1913 Webster]
    "There [were] great combustions and divisions among the heads of the university."  [1913 Webster]
    "But say from whence this new combustion springs."  [1913 Webster]
Supporter of combustion (Chem.), a gas, as oxygen, the combination of which with a combustible, as coal, constitutes combustion.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

combustion, n.
1 burning; consumption by fire.
2 Chem. the development of light and heat from the chemical combination of a substance with oxygen.

Derivative
combustive adj.
Etymology
ME f. F combustion or LL combustio f. L comburere combust- burn up

THESAURUS

combustion

backfire, balefire, beacon, beacon fire, blaze, blazing, blistering, bonfire, branding, burning, burning ghat, calcination, campfire, carbonization, cauterization, cautery, cheerful fire, cineration, concremation, conflagration, corposant, cozy fire, cracking, crackling fire, cremation, crematory, cupellation, death fire, deflagration, destructive distillation, distillation, distilling, fen fire, fire, flame, flaming, flashing point, flicker, flickering flame, forest fire, fox fire, funeral pyre, ignis fatuus, ignition, incineration, ingle, lambent flame, marshfire, open fire, oxidation, oxidization, parching, prairie fire, pyre, pyrolysis, raging fire, refining, scorching, scorification, sea of flames, searing, self-immolation, sheet of fire, signal beacon, singeing, smelting, smudge fire, suttee, the stake, thermogenesis, three-alarm fire, two-alarm fire, vesication, watch fire, wildfire, witch fire

ROGET THESAURUS

combustion

Calefaction

N calefaction, increase of temperature, heating, calefaction, tepefaction, torrefaction, melting, fusion, liquefaction, burning, ambustion, combustion, incension, accension, concremation, cremation, scorification, cautery, cauterization, ustulation, calcination, cracking, refining, incineration, cineration, carbonization, cupellation, ignition, inflammation, adustion, flagration, deflagration, conflagration, empyrosis, incendiarism, arson, auto dafe, boiling, coction, ebullition, estuation, elixation, decoction, ebullioscope, geyser, distillation (vaporization), furnace, blanket, flannel, fur, wadding, clothing, still, refinery, fractionating column, fractionating tower, cracking tower, match, incendiary, petroleuse, cauterizer, caustic, lunar caustic, alkali, apozem, moxa, acid, aqua fortis, aqua regia, catheretic, nitric acid, nitrochloro-hydric acid, nitromuriatic acid, radioactivity, gamma rays, alpha particles, beta rays, X-rays, radiation, cosmic radiation, background radiation, radioactive isotopes, tritium, uranium, plutonium, radon, radium, sunstroke, coup de soleil, insolation, pottery, ceramics, crockery, porcelain, china, earthenware, stoneware, pot, mug, terra cotta, brick, clinker, cinder, ash, scoriae, embers, soot, slag, coke, carbon, charcoal, wood alcohol, turpentine, tea tree oil, gasoline, kerosene, naptha, fuel oil (fuel), wax, paraffin, residue, tar, inflammability, combustibility, diathermancy, transcalency, conduction, convection, radiation, radiant heat, heat conductivity, conductivity, thermal expansion, coefficient of expansion, heated, molten, sodden, r_echauff_e, heating, adust, inflammable, combustible, diathermal, diathermanous, burnt, volcanic, radioactive.


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