combust combust  /kəm ˈbəst/


  1. (v) cause to burn or combust
  2. (v) start to burn or burst into flames
  3. (v) get very angry and fly into a rage
  4. (v) cause to become violent or angry
  5. (v) undergo combustion


  • Can Stanley Dodge Another Bullet?

    STANLEY, Idaho • A ticking tinderbox is ready to combust just outside of Herbert Mumford’s living room.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Times-News


  1. "It is actually very difficult to combust straw because its silicates are very corrosive. While it works very well now, it took quite a while to perfect the system and get it running this efficiently," Ms Harder Andersen added.
    on Feb 5, 2008 By: Pernille Harder Source: Irish Independent

  2. "The Internet can spontaneously combust a dark-horse candidacy that can take everyone out," said Joe Trippi, who managed Mr. Dean's campaign. "Everybody is sure it's going to be Hillary, Edwards or Obama, but my guess is that someone no one...
    on Jan 27, 2007 By: Joe Trippi Source: New York Times

  3. WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: On, Joe Theismann writes, "These teams have had up-and-down seasons, but for entirely different reasons. The Cowboys seem to be one of those teams that is ready to combust, and I'm not so sure that kind of volatility is...
    on Jan 5, 2007 By: Joe Theismann Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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