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English noun: combustion

1. combustion (process) a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light


Synonymsburning


Broader (hypernym)oxidation, oxidisation, oxidization


Narrower (hyponym)deflagration, fire, flame, flaming, internal combustion

2. combustion (state) a state of violent disturbance and excitement


SamplesCombustion grew until revolt was unavoidable.


Broader (hypernym)garboil, tumult, tumultuousness, uproar

3. combustion (act) the act of burning something


SamplesThe burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance.


Synonymsburning


Broader (hypernym)change of integrity


Narrower (hyponym)arson, fire-raising, firing, ignition, incendiarism, incineration, inflammation, kindling, lighting









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