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combustible

[ kuh m-buhs-tuh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF combustible

Synonyms for combustible

  • fiery
  • flammable
  • incendiary
  • volatile
  • explosive
  • firing
  • kindling
  • burnable
  • comburent
  • combustive
  • ignitable
  • inflammable
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Antonyms for combustible

  • noncombustible
  • nonexplosive
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMBUSTIBLE

In half an hour, the huts were stripped of their most combustible material.

The other gas which issues into this atmosphere is said to be the combustible gas.

"Well, Tom, we'll try and get some combustible or other," said Paganel.

Almost every man's and every woman's imagination is combustible on one side or another.

I know that there are combustible materials there, and that they wait the torch only.

But there is not room for it here, and it is too combustible, anyway.

About one-half of the combustible matter of plants is carbon.

Let us, at risk of some iteration, consider some of these combustible elements.

These buildings, of wood, were built in 1849, and as combustible as powder.

Not only the first class of metals are combustible, but the last also.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Middle French combustible, or directly from Late Latin combustibilis, from Latin combustus, past participle of combuere "to burn up, consume" (see combustion). Figurative sense is from 1640s; as a noun, from 1680s. Related: Combustibility (late 15c.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COMBUSTIBLE

fiery

adjectivepassionate; on fire

fuels

nounsomething providing energy
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