Definitions of combustion

  1. a state of violent disturbance and excitement; "combustion grew until revolt was unavoidable" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The combination of a combustible with a supporter of combustion, producing heat, and sometimes both light and heat. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Violent agitation; confusion; tumult. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. 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.
  5. A burning: the action of fire on combustible substances. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Act or process of burning. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The act or process of burning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The process of burning. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. 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.

Usage examples for combustion

  1. The combustion had been complete. – The Book of Gud by Dan Spain Harold Hersey
  2. 3265. It consists of an outer shell and a cylindrical fire box, from the crown sheet of which a number of Field tubes are suspended in the fire box or combustion chamber. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose