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1. combust

verb. ['kəmˈbʌst'] start to burn or burst into flames.

Synonyms

  • change state
  • conflagrate
  • catch fire
  • take fire
  • light up
  • blow out
  • catch
  • turn
  • erupt
  • ignite

Antonyms

  • die
  • demulsify
  • cool
  • curdle

Etymology

  • combūstus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Combust

  • ustrust
  • clevetrust
  • antitrust
  • nonplussed
  • mistrust
  • distrust
  • unadjust
  • readjust
  • incrust
  • entrust
  • encrust
  • disgust
  • discussed
  • unjust
  • robust
  • trust
  • thrust
  • prust
  • crust
  • brust
  • blust
  • adjust
  • yust
  • rust
  • must
  • lust
  • knust
  • just
  • hust
  • guste

Sentences with combust


1. Verb, base form
Bad gas does not combust and burn as well as high quality gas.

Quotes about combust


1. I sneaked out to his house a couple times in the middle of the night to watch over him while he slept, just in case, I dont know, his comic book collection decided to spontaneously combust. This was dumb and admittedly creepy in an Edward Cullen kind of way
- Cynthia Hand, Hallowed

2. combust

verb. ['kəmˈbʌst'] get very angry and fly into a rage.

Synonyms

  • blow one's stack
  • throw a fit
  • flip one's wig
  • blow a fuse
  • rage
  • blow up
  • lose one's temper
  • go ballistic
  • hit the roof
  • flip one's lid
  • hit the ceiling
  • have kittens
  • have a fit

Antonyms

  • tense
  • boil
  • open
  • alkalize

Etymology

  • combūstus (Latin)

3. combust

verb. ['kəmˈbʌst'] cause to burn or combust.

Synonyms

  • coal
  • set on fire
  • catch fire
  • take fire
  • conflagrate
  • set aflame
  • deflagrate
  • char
  • set ablaze
  • light
  • set afire
  • erupt
  • ignite

Antonyms

  • get well
  • close
  • fall asleep
  • acidify

Etymology

  • combūstus (Latin)

4. combust

verb. ['kəmˈbʌst'] undergo combustion.

Synonyms

  • blaze up
  • deflagrate
  • flame
  • singe
  • smolder
  • flame up
  • burn
  • go up
  • change state
  • blaze
  • smoulder
  • flare
  • sear
  • scorch
  • burn up
  • turn
  • burn down

Antonyms

  • hire
  • hypopigmentation
  • conserve
  • fall

Etymology

  • combūstus (Latin)

5. combust

verb. ['kəmˈbʌst'] cause to become violent or angry.

Synonyms

  • blow one's stack
  • throw a fit
  • flip one's wig
  • blow a fuse
  • blow up
  • lose one's temper
  • go ballistic
  • hit the roof
  • flip one's lid
  • hit the ceiling
  • have kittens
  • anger
  • have a fit

Antonyms

  • recede
  • go
  • descend
  • heat

Etymology

  • combūstus (Latin)
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