combust

Definitions of combust
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v start to burn or burst into flames

“The oily rags combusted spontaneously”
Synonyms:
catch fire, conflagrate, erupt, ignite, take fire
burn
cause to burn or combust
Types:
blow out
erupt in an uncontrolled manner
catch
start burning
light up
start to burn with a bright flame
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

v cause to burn or combust

“We combust coal and other fossil fuels”
Synonyms:
burn
catch fire, conflagrate, erupt, ignite, take fire
start to burn or burst into flames
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ignite, light
cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
set ablaze, set afire, set aflame, set on fire
set fire to; cause to start burning
char, coal
burn to charcoal
deflagrate
cause to burn rapidly and with great intensity
fire up, light, light up
begin to smoke
reignite
ignite anew, as of something burning
conflagrate, enkindle, inflame, kindle
cause to start burning
light up
ignite
flare up
ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down

v undergo combustion

Synonyms:
burn
burn, burn down, fire
destroy by fire
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burn down, burn up, go up
burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire
smolder, smoulder
burn slowly and without a flame
scorch, sear, singe
become superficially burned
deflagrate
burn with great heat and intense light
flame
be in flames or aflame
blaze up, burn up, flame up, flare
burn brightly
blaze
burn brightly and intensely
incinerate
become reduced to ashes
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

v get very angry and fly into a rage

“The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question”
Synonyms:
blow a fuse, blow one's stack, blow up, flip one's lid, flip one's wig, fly off the handle, go ballistic, have a fit, have kittens, hit the ceiling, hit the roof, lose one's temper, throw a fit
Type of:
rage
feel intense anger

v cause to become violent or angry

“Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan”
Type of:
anger
make angry