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com·bus·tion

 (kəm-bŭs′chən)
n.
1. The process of burning.
2. A chemical change, especially oxidation, accompanied by the production of heat and light.
3. Violent anger or agitation: Combustion within the populace slowly built up to the point of revolution.

[Middle English, from Late Latin combustiō, combustiōn-, from Latin combustus, past participle of combūrere, to burn up, blend of com-, intensive pref.; see com- and ambūrere, to burn around (amb-, ambi-, ambi- + ūrere, to burn).]

com·bus′tive (-tĭv) adj.

combustion

(kəmˈbʌstʃən)
n
1. the process of burning
2. (Chemistry) any process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to produce a significant rise in temperature and the emission of light
3. (Chemistry) a chemical process in which two compounds, such as sodium and chlorine, react together to produce heat and light
4. (Chemistry) a process in which a compound reacts slowly with oxygen to produce little heat and no light
[C15: from Old French, from Latin combūrere to burn up, from com- (intensive) + ūrere to burn]
comˈbustive n, adj

com•bus•tion

(kəmˈbʌs tʃən)

n.
1. the act or process of burning.
2.
a. rapid oxidation accompanied by heat and, usu., light.
b. chemical combination producing heat and light.
c. slow oxidation not accompanied by high temperature and light.
3. violent excitement; tumult.
[1400–50; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin]
com•bus′tive, adj.

com·bus·tion

(kəm-bŭs′chən)
1. The process of burning.
2. A chemical change, especially through the rapid combination of a substance with oxygen, producing heat and, usually, light. See also spontaneous combustion.

combustion

The chemical term for burning, usually in oxygen.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.combustion - a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and lightcombustion - a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
deflagration - combustion that propagates through a gas or along the surface of an explosive at a rapid rate driven by the transfer of heat
flame, flaming, fire - the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
internal combustion - the combustion of fuel inside a cylinder (as in an internal-combustion engine)
oxidation, oxidisation, oxidization - the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction
2.combustion - a state of violent disturbance and excitement; "combustion grew until revolt was unavoidable"
garboil, tumult, tumultuousness, uproar - a state of commotion and noise and confusion
3.combustion - the act of burning somethingcombustion - the act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
change of integrity - the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
arson, fire-raising, incendiarism - malicious burning to destroy property; "the British term for arson is fire-raising"
kindling, firing, ignition, inflammation, lighting - the act of setting something on fire
incineration - the act of burning something completely; reducing it to ashes
Translations
احْتِراق ، اشْتِعال
spalovánívzníceníhoření
forbrænding
palaminen
égés
brennsla; bruni
spaľovanie
tutuşmayanma

combustion

[kəmˈbʌstʃən]
A. Ncombustión f
see also internal
B. CPD combustion chamber Ncámara f de combustión

combustion

[kəmˈbʌstʃən] n [substance] → combustion f spontaneous combustion, combustion chambercombustion chamber n [engine, furnace] → chambre f de combustion

combustion

nVerbrennung f

combustion

[kəmˈbʌstʃn] ncombustione f

combustible

(kəmˈbastəbl) adjective
liable to catch fire and burn. combustible materials.
combustion (kəmˈbastʃən) noun
burning. the combustion of gases.
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