Dictionary Results for combust

1. combust - verb

· cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"

Synonym(s): burn

2. combust - verb

· start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"

Synonym(s): erupt, ignite, catch_fire, take_fire, conflagrate

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn

3. combust - 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"; "Spam makes me go ballistic"

Synonym(s): flip_one%27s_lid, blow_up, throw_a_fit, hit_the_roof, hit_the_ceiling, have_kittens, have_a_fit, blow_one%27s_stack, fly_off_the_handle, flip_one%27s_wig, lose_one%27s_temper, blow_a_fuse, go_ballistic

Hypernym(s): rage

4. combust - verb

· cause to become violent or angry; "Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan"

Hypernym(s): anger

5. combust - verb

· undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"

Synonym(s): burn

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn

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