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English noun: combustion

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


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.


Broader (hypernym)change of integrity

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

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