combust

Definitions of combust
  1. verb
    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
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    blow out
    erupt in an uncontrolled manner
    catch
    start burning
    light up
    start to burn with a bright flame
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    change state, turn
    undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
  2. verb
    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
  3. verb
    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
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    change state, turn
    undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
  4. verb
    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
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    rage
    feel intense anger
  5. verb
    cause to become violent or angry
    “Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan”
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    anger
    make angry
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