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combustible


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Combustible  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Combustible  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  combustible 
  adj  1:  capable  of  igniting  and  burning  [ant:  {noncombustible}] 
  2:  (of  fuel)  highly  combustible;  having  a  high  proportion  of 
  fuel  to  air;  "a  rich  gas  mixture" 
  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"  [syn:  {fuel},  {combustible 
  material}] 




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