Combust meaning

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To become suddenly angry or agitated.

The defendant combusted when he heard the verdict.

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To cause to burn; ignite.
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To cause to become angry or violent.

Riots that are combusting whole provinces.

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To undergo or cause to undergo combustion; burn.
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To burn; to catch fire.
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(astrology) In close conjunction with the sun (so that its astrological influence is "burnt up"), sometimes specified to be within 8 degrees 30'.
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Origin of combust

  • Back-formation from combustion

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French combust, from Latin combūstus.

    From Wiktionary