Combustion meaning

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The process of burning.
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The definition of combustion means burning, or a chemical change that produces heat and light.

An example of combustion is an explosion.

An example of combustion is oxidation accompanied by heat and light.

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A chemical change, especially oxidation, accompanied by the production of heat and light.
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Violent anger or agitation.

Combustion within the populace slowly built up to the point of revolution.

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The act or process of burning.
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Rapid oxidation accompanied by heat and, usually, light, as with magnesium.
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Slow oxidation accompanied by relatively little heat and no light, as with a carbohydrate.
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Violent excitement or agitation; tumult.
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The process of burning.
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A chemical change, especially through the rapid combination of a substance with oxygen, producing heat and, usually, light.
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(chemistry) The act or process of burning.
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A process where two chemicals are combined to produce heat.
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A process wherein a fuel is combined with oxygen, usually at high temperature, releasing heat.
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(figuratively) Violent agitation, tumult.
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Origin of combustion

  • Middle English from Late Latin combustiō combustiōn- from Latin combustus past participle of combūrere to burn up blend of com- intensive pref. com– ambūrere to burn around (amb-, ambi- ambi-) (ūrere to burn)

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

  • From Old French combustion, from comburere "to burn", itself from the intensifying prefix com- + the root burere (a faulty sep. of amburere "to burn around", itself from ambi- + urere "to burn, singe").

    From Wiktionary