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adjective as in able to be exploded

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West told the story of a house two miles from a fire that burned when an ember landed in combustible materials at its base.

In theory, a full reopening during a surge in cases sounds like a combustible mix.

After that time, it becomes less combustible, and components of it can separate, reducing its octane value.

Frankel tells his story through interweaving profiles, mostly of men who have to overcome financial woes, combustible egos and their own self-doubt.

Here, in your small corner on Planet Earth, in the middle of a vast, indifferent cosmos, you can achieve zen-like calm by methodically layering pieces of combustible matter for future use.

This means not offering provocative remarks on a combustible topic like immigration, which is sure to make them enemies.

Children have fantasy lives so rich and combustible that rigging them with lies is like putting a propeller on a rocket.

This combustible brew of race, class, and economic anxieties bubbles all too closely to the surface.

In both, devotion and yearning are fragile, easily combustible, and hard to replace.

The Middle East today is more combustible and complex than it has ever been.

It is very combustible, burns with a pale blue flame, and is converted into water.

Finally all the combustible portion of the fort was burnt to the ground, 12 cannon were captured, and about 60 Moros were slain.

At such moments, there was something brooding and combustible about him that gave one the sensation of walking over a mine.

There was something so combustible and wild in his attitude, that, there, at least no one was under illusions as to the danger.

There was no greater foundation for this than for Newton's celebrated conjecture that the diamond was combustible.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to combustible, such as: fiery, flammable, incendiary, volatile, explosive, and firing.

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