An example of combustion is an explosion.
An example of combustion is oxidation accompanied by heat and light.
Combustion within the populace slowly built up to the point of revolution.
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").