HyperDic: combustion

English > 3 senses of the word combustion:
NOUNprocesscombustion, burninga process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
statecombustiona state of violent disturbance and excitement
actcombustion, burningthe act of burning something
combustion > pronunciation
Soundskahmbah'schahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > combustion: 3 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningA process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light.
Synonymburning
Narrowerdeflagrationcombustion that propagates through a gas or along the surface of an explosive at a rapid rate driven by the transfer of heat
fire, flame, flamingThe process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
internal combustionThe combustion of fuel inside a cylinder (as in an internal-combustion engine)
Broaderoxidation, oxidization, oxidisationThe process of oxidizing
Spanishcombustión, quemado
Catalancombustió
Verbscombustundergo combustion
English > combustion: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA state of violent disturbance and excitement.
Example"combustion grew until revolt was unavoidable"
Broadertumult, tumultuousness, uproar, garboilA state of commotion and noise and confusion
English > combustion: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of burning something.
Synonymburning
Narrowerarson, incendiarism, fire-raisingmalicious burning to destroy property
ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammationThe act of setting something on fire
incinerationThe act of burning something completely
Broaderchange of integrityThe act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
Spanishcombustión, quema, quemazón
Catalancombustió, crema
Verbscombustcause to burn or combust

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