a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
a state of violent disturbance and excitement
"combustion grew until revolt was unavoidable"
the act of burning something
"the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Combustion is the essential fact which is at the basis of that assemblage of visible phenomenon which we call fire; combustion being the continuous chemical combination of a substance with some element, as oxygen, evolving heat, and extending from slow processes, such as those by which the heat of the human body is maintained, to the processes producing the most intense light also, as in a blast-furnace, or on the surface of the sun. Fire is always attended with light, as well as heat; blaze, flame, etc., designate the mingled light and heat of a fire. Combustion is the scientific, fire the popular term. A conflagration is an extensive fire. Compare LIGHT.
Translations for combustion
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- изгаряне, горенеBulgarian
- ανάφλεξη, καύσηGreek
- vorágine, revuelta, combustión, tumulto, oxidación, quemado, reacción químicaSpanish
- согорување, палење, горењеMacedonian
- commotie, verbrandingDutch
- forbrenningNorwegian Nynorsk
- combustão, queimaPortuguese
- combustie, combustii, ardere, arderi, oxidareRomanian
- волне́ние, сжига́ние, сгора́ние, горе́ние, возбужде́ние, возгора́ниеRussian
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