- v cause to burn or combust
We combust coal and other fossil fuels
- v start to burn or burst into flames
The oily rags combusted spontaneously
- v get very angry and fly into a rage
The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question
- v cause to become violent or angry
Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan
- v undergo combustion
News & Articles
- Can Stanley Dodge Another Bullet?
STANLEY, Idaho • A ticking tinderbox is ready to combust just outside of Herbert Mumford’s living room.
June 23, 2013 - The Times-News
- Pernille Harder in Irish Independent
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.
- Joe Trippi in New York Times
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...
- Joe Theismann in Seattle Post Intelligencer
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: On ESPN.com, 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...