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Noun: combustion  kum'bús-chun
  1. A process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
    - burning
  2. The act of burning something
    "the combustion of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance";
    - burning
  3. A state of violent disturbance and excitement
    "combustion grew until revolt was unavoidable"

Derived forms: combustions

Type of: change of integrity, garboil, oxidation, oxidisation [Brit], oxidization, tumult, tumultuousness, uproar

Encyclopedia: Combustion, Explosion and Shock Waves