combustion meaning

Pronunciation:   "combustion" in a sentence
Noun: combustion  kum'búschun
  1. A process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
    - burning 
  2. A state of violent disturbance and excitement
    "combustion grew until revolt was unavoidable" 
  3. The act of burning something
    - burning

Derived forms: combustions

See also: combust

Type of: change of integrity, garboil, oxidation, oxidisation [Brit], oxidization, tumult, tumultuousness, uproar

Encyclopedia: Combustion


Any chemical process that produces light and heat as either glow or flames.

n : a usu. very rapid chemical process (as oxidation) that produces heat and usu. light; also : a slower oxidation (as in the body)


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  1. we might be tempted to think of combustion.
  2. fuel gushes into the combustion chamber.
  3. the smoke formed by their combustion is negligible.
  4. oxygen to support combustion is provided from a cylinder.
  5. suddenly combustion ceases because of the change in structure.

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