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Meaning of COMBUSTIBLE

Pronunciation:  kum'bustubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a substance that can be burned to provide heat or power; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
  2. [adj]  capable of igniting and burning
  3. [adj]  (of fuel) highly combustible; having a high proportion of fuel to air; "a rich gas mixture"
 

COMBUSTIBLE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: burnable, comburant, comburent, combustible material, combustive, flammable, fuel, ignescent, ignitable, ignitible, incendiary, inflammable, peaty, rich
 
 Antonyms: incombustible, noncombustible
 
 See Also: biomass, butane, charcoal, coal gas, coke, diesel fuel, diesel oil, firewood, fossil fuel, fuel oil, gas, gasohol, gasolene, gasoline, heating oil, igniter, ignitor, illuminant, kerosene, kerosine, lighter, matter, methanol, methyl alcohol, peat, petrol, propane, red fire, substance, water gas, wood alcohol, wood coal, wood spirit

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Com*bus"ti*ble\, a. [Cf. F. combustible.]
    1. Capable of taking fire and burning; apt to catch fire;
       inflammable.
    
             Sin is to the soul like fire to combustible matter.
                                                   --South.
    
    2. Easily kindled or excited; quick; fiery; irascible.
    
             Arnold was a combustible character.   --W. Irving.
    
    
  2. \Com*bus"ti*ble\, n.
    A substance that may be set on fire, or which is liable to
    take fire and burn.
    
          All such combustibles as are cheap enough for common
          use go under the name of fuel.           --Ure.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accendible, alcohol, benzine, briquette, burnable, butane, carbon, charcoal, coal, coke, dope, ethane, ethanol, explosive, fiery, fireball, firing, flammable, flammable material, fuel, fuel additive, fuel dope, gas, gas carbon, gasoline, hasty, heptane, hexane, hot, hotheaded, hot-tempered, inflammable, inflammable material, isooctane, jet fuel, kerosene, methane, methanol, natural gas, octane, oil, paraffin, passionate, peat, pentane, peppery, propane, propellant, quick, quick-tempered, rocket fuel, short-tempered, spunky, turf, volcanic
 

 

 

 

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