Verb combust Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


combust (third-person singular simple present combusts, present participle combusting, simple past and past participle combusted)

  1. To burn; to catch fire.
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) To erupt with enthusiasm or boisterousness.

More definition: burn.

1. (astrology) (of a star or planet) invisible for a period between 24 and 30 days each year due to its proximity to the sun verb

2. (chem) to burn Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
late 14c. as an adjective, "burnt," from Old French combust (14c.), from Latin combustus, past participle of combuere "to burn up, consume" (see combustion). Also an astrological term for planets when near the sun. The verb is attested from late 15c. Related, Combusted; combusting.

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