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Definition of combustion:

  1. A burning; the action of fire on bodies capable of being burnt; the chemical combination of two or more bodies generally producing heat, and sometimes both heat and light.


flame, inferno, spontaneous combustion, burning at the stake, flaming, turmoil, agitation, conflagration, burn, kindling, tumult, electrocution, burning, blaze, fire, disturbance, wildfire, excitement, ignition, firestorm.

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