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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  combust 
  v  :  undergo  combustion;  "Maple  wood  burns  well"  [syn:  {burn}] 




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