Definitions of combustion

  1. the act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a state of violent disturbance and excitement; "combustion grew until revolt was unavoidable" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The state of burning. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. The combination of a combustible with a supporter of combustion, producing heat, and sometimes both light and heat. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Violent agitation; confusion; tumult. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The act of burning; the state of being burnt; the union of substance with oxygen, etc., producing light and heat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Burning, the rapid oxidation of any substance accompanied with the production of heat and light. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  9. The act of burning. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  10. A burning: the action of fire on combustible substances. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Act or process of burning. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. The act or process of burning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The process of burning. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A burning; the action of fire on bodies capable of being burnt; the chemical combination of two or more bodies generally producing heat, and sometimes both heat and light. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. [Latin] Burning; chemical change, especially oxidation, conducted with so much energy as to produce heat and light. na
  16. Destruction by fire (SPONTANEOUS c.). (Chem. &c.) development of light& heat going with chemical combination; oxidation of organic tissue. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. Burning; rapid oxidation, with emission of heat. American pocket medical dictionary.
  18. Intense chemical change, attended by the development of heat and light and, sometimes, of flame. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  19. A chemical operation in which the carbon and hydrogen content of a substance is determined. It consists of oxidyzing the substance, with air or oxygen, to carbon dioxid and water, each of which is absorbed in specially constructed tubes. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  20. n. The action of fire on inflammable substances; —great fire; conflagration; the chemical process by which light and heat are emitted by contact, friction, &c. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. Conflagration, burning, consumption by fire ; tumult, hurry, hubbub. Complete Dictionary