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Dictionary definition for: Combust

1. (v) cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog" "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"

2. (v) start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly" "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"

3. (v) get very angry and fly into a rage; "The professor combusted when the student didn''t know the answer to a very elementary question" "Spam makes me go ballistic"

4. (v) cause to become violent or angry; "Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan"

5. (v) undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"

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