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Combust definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMBUST, a. When a planet is in conjunction with the sun or apparently very near it, it is said to be combust or in combustion. The distance within which this epithet is applicable to a planet, is said by some writers to be 8 degrees; others say, within the distance of half the suns disk.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels" [syn: burn, combust]
2: start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously" [syn: erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagrate]
3: get very angry and fly into a rage; "The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question"; "Spam makes me go ballistic" [syn: flip one's lid, blow up, throw a fit, hit the roof, hit the ceiling, have kittens, have a fit, combust, blow one's stack, fly off the handle, flip one's wig, lose one's temper, blow a fuse, go ballistic]
4: cause to become violent or angry; "Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan"
5: undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well" [syn: burn, combust]

Merriam Webster's

verb Etymology: Latin combustus, past participle of comburere to burn up, irregular from com- + urere to burn more at ember Date: 15th century burn

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. subject to combustion. Etymology: obs. combust (adj.) f. L combustus past part. (as COMBUSTION)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Combust Com*bust", a. [L. combustus, p. p. of comburere to burn up; com- + burere (only in comp.), of uncertain origin; cf. bustum fineral pyre, prurire to itch, pruna a live coal, Gr. pyrso`s firebrand, Skr. plush to burn.] 1. Burnt; consumed. [Obs.] --Chaucer. 2. (Astron.) So near the sun as to be obscured or eclipsed by his light, as the moon or planets when not more than eight degrees and a half from the sun. [Obs.] Planets that are oft combust. --Milton.



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