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1. combustion

noun. ['kəmˈbʌstʃən'] a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light.

Synonyms

  • oxidisation
  • internal combustion
  • deflagration
  • oxidation
  • burning
  • oxidization
  • flaming
  • flame

Antonyms

  • mitigated
  • cold
  • calmness

Etymology

  • combustion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • combustio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Combustion

  • abstention
  • abstention
  • bastion
  • christian
  • cichon
  • circumvention
  • congestion
  • contravention
  • cretchen
  • digestion
  • duchon
  • eachan
  • exhaustion
  • expansion
  • fanchon
  • fortune
  • gretchen
  • inattention
  • inchon
  • indigestion

Example sentences of the word combustion


1. Noun, singular or mass
A restriction in the flow of air to the combustion chambers will cause an engine to stall and surge.

Quotes containing the word combustion


1. Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
- Arnold H. Glasow

2. Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
- Arnold H. Glasow

3. I believed in immaculate conception and spontaneous combustion. I believed in aliens from outer space and vampires, prophecy, and the resurrection of the dead. I had deja vu many times each day. I was thirteen.
- Kate Braverman, Small Craft Warnings: Stories

2. combustion

noun. ['kəmˈbʌstʃən'] the act of burning something.

Synonyms

  • arson
  • lighting
  • firing
  • burning
  • ignition
  • incineration
  • change of integrity
  • incendiarism
  • fire-raising
  • kindling

Antonyms

  • unexciting
  • dark
  • unimportant
  • bore

Etymology

  • combustion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • combustio (Latin)

3. combustion

noun. ['kəmˈbʌstʃən'] a state of violent disturbance and excitement.

Synonyms

  • uproar
  • garboil
  • tumult

Etymology

  • combustion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • combustio (Latin)
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