combustible definition

  • adjective:
    • effective at igniting and burning up.
    • quickly aroused or excited.
    • Capable of burning
    • with the capacity of taking fire and burning; apt to catch fire; inflammable.
    • quickly kindled or excited; quick; fiery; irascible.
    • capable of igniting and burning
    • effective at igniting and burning.
    • Easily aroused or excited.
    • Capable of burning up
    • with the capacity of using fire and burning; more likely to catch fire; inflammable.
    • Effortlessly kindled or excited; fast; fiery; irascible.
    • capable of igniting and burning
  • noun:
    • A substance that ignites and burns off readily.
    • A material which capable of burning up.
    • A substance that may be set unstoppable, or which will be liable to take fire and burn.
    • A substance that will take fire and burn: as, lumber and coal are combustibles; the building had been full of combustibles. See burning.
    • a substance which can be burned to give you heat or energy
    • A substance that ignites and burns easily.
    • A material which with the capacity of burning up.
    • A substance which may be set on fire, or that is prone to just take fire and burn.
    • A substance which will take fire and burn: as, timber and coal are combustibles; the building had been saturated in combustibles. See combustion.
    • a substance which can be burned to offer heat or power
  • others:
    • Capable of using fire and burning; with the capacity of undergoing burning: as, wood and coal tend to be combustible.
    • therefore quickly excited; fiery; irascible; inflammable: said of persons.
    • effective at taking fire and burning; effective at undergoing burning: as, lumber and coal are combustible.
    • thus quickly excited; fiery; irascible; inflammable: said of people.

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