cause to burn or combust
"The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"
erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagrate(verb)
start to burn or burst into flames
"Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"
flip one's lid, blow up, throw a fit, hit the roof, hit the ceiling, have kittens, have a fit, combust, blow one's stack, fly off the handle, flip one's wig, lose one's temper, blow a fuse, go ballistic(verb)
get very angry and fly into a rage
"The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question"; "Spam makes me go ballistic"
cause to become violent or angry
"Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan"
"Maple wood burns well"
To burn; to catch fire.
In close conjunction with the sun (so that its astrological influence is "burnt up"), sometimes specified to be within 8 degrees 30'.
Origin: From combūstus.
so near the sun as to be obscured or eclipsed by his light, as the moon or planets when not more than eight degrees and a half from the sun
Origin: [L. combustus, p. p. of comburere to burn up; com- + burere (only in comp.), of uncertain origin; cf. bustum funeral pyre, prurire to itch, pruna a live coal, Gr. pyrso`s firebrand, Skr. plush to burn.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kom-bust′, adj. burned by the sun: in conjunction with the sun, or apparently very near it, so as to be obscured by its light, said of a planet when it is not more than 8½° from the sun.—n. that which is burned.—v.t. to burn up.—adj. Combust′ible, liable to take fire and burn: excitable.—n. anything that will take fire and burn.—ns. Combust′ibleness, Combustibil′ity, quality of being combustible; Combus′tion, a burning: the action of fire on combustible substances: confusion, turmoil: the scientific term for all kinds of consumption through the influence of heat.—adjs. Combust′ious (Shak.), combustible, inflammable: turbulent; Combust′ive, disposed to take fire.—Spontaneous combustion, burning caused by heat generated in the substance itself. [L. comburĕre, combustum, to consume—com, inten., urĕre, to burn.]
The numerical value of combust in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of combust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of combust in a Sentence
Somebody had to start a fire. It doesn't combust by itself -- it needs fuel, someone had to do it. It's not like someone would have dropped a match and it started.
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