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combust Explained

combust at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

combust-see comburer

Combust at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Combust \Com*bust"\, a. [L. combustus, p. p. of comburere to
burn up; com- + burere (only in comp.), of uncertain origin;
cf. bustum fineral pyre, prurire to itch, pruna a live coal,
Gr. pyrso`s firebrand, Skr. plush to burn.]
1. Burnt; consumed. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. (Astron.) So near the sun as to be obscured or eclipsed by
his light, as the moon or planets when not more than eight
degrees and a half from the sun. [Obs.]

Planets that are oft combust. --Milton.

combust at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

combust
v 1: cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We
combust coal and other fossil fuels" [syn: {burn}]
2: start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited
suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously" [syn: {erupt},
{ignite}, {catch fire}, {take fire}, {conflagrate}]
3: 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" [syn: {flip
one's lid}, {blow up}, {throw a fit}, {hit the roof}, {hit
the ceiling}, {have kittens}, {have a fit}, {blow one's
stack}, {fly off the handle}, {flip one's wig}, {lose
one's temper}, {blow a fuse}, {go ballistic}]
4: cause to become violent or angry; "Riots combusted Pakistan
after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan"
5: undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well" [syn: {burn}]

combust at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la combūstus.

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-us-combust.ogg|Audio (US)

Verb

Inter: en-ver » b
  • To burn; to catch fire.

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » burn
    • Bulgarian: запалвам, изгарям


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|palaa, Inter: t- » fi|syttyä

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    Inter: der-top » |
    • combustion
    • combustible
    • incombustible


    Inter: der-mi » d
    Inter: der-botto » m

    Hyponyms

    * deflagrate
    • detonate

      Adjective

      Inter: en-ad » j


  • Inter: obsolet » e Burnt.
    1. Inter: astrolog » y In close conjunction with the sun (so that its astrological influence is "burnt up"), sometimes specified to be within 8 degrees 30'.
    2. 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, I.iii.1.3:
    3. : Guianerius had a patient could make Latin verses when the moon was combust, otherwise illiterate.
    4. 1644, Inter: w » John Milton, Aeropagitica:
    5. : Who can discern those planets that are oft Combust, and those stars of brightest magnitude that rise and set with the Sun, untill the opposite motion of their orbs bring them to such a place in the firmament, where they may be seen evning or morning.


    Translation: et » combust
    Translation: ko » combust
    Translation: io » combust
    Translation: ml » combust
    Translation: my » combust
    Translation: pl » combust
    Translation: fi » combust
    Translation: vi » combust