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Verb: combust  kum'búst
  1. Undergo combustion
    "Maple wood combusts well";
    - burn
  2. Cause to burn or combust
    "We combust coal and other fossil fuels";
    - burn
  3. Start to burn or burst into flames
    "The oily rags combusted spontaneously";
    - erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, conflagrate
  4. Cause to become violent or angry
    "Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan"

Derived forms: combusts, combusting, combusted

Type of: anger, change state, turn

Encyclopedia: Combust