combustible

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From Middle French combustible

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combustible (comparative more combustible, superlative most combustible)

  1. Capable of burning
    Dumping fertilizer on top of whatever mysterious goop was in the storage tank created a combustible mix which caught fire.
    • 1698, Robert South, Twelve Sermons upon Several Subjects and Occasions:
      Sin is to the soul like fire to combustible matter.
  2. (figuratively) Easily kindled or excited; quick; fiery; irascible.
    • 1855–1859, Washington Irving, The Life of George Washington:
      Arnold, however, was a combustible character.

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combustible (plural combustibles)

  1. A material that is capable of burning.

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combustible (masculine and feminine plural combustibles)

  1. combustible

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combustible m (plural combustibles)

  1. combustible, fuel

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combustible m (plural combustibles)

  1. combustible

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combustible (plural combustibles)

  1. combustible

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kombusˈtible/, [kõm.busˈt̪i.β̞le]

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combustible (plural combustibles)

  1. combustible

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combustible m (plural combustibles)

  1. fuel

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