combustion
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /kəmˈbʌs.tʃən/
Noun

combustion

  1. (chemistry) The act or process of burning.
  2. A process where two chemicals are combined to produce heat.
  3. A process wherein a fuel is combined with oxygen, usually at high temperature, releasing heat.
  4. (figuratively) Violent agitation, tumult.
    • There [were] great combustions and divisions among the heads of the university.
    • But say from whence this new combustion springs.
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