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Synonyms for combust
kəmˈbʌst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. burn, combust(verb)

    cause to burn or combust

    "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"

    Synonyms:
    throw a fit, fly off the handle, catch fire, take fire, ignite, flip one's wig, hit the roof, burn, burn up, blow up, lose one's temper, cut, incinerate, sunburn, sting, blow a fuse, erupt, hit the ceiling, burn down, conflagrate, go ballistic, burn off, bite, cauterize, blow one's stack, have kittens, flip one's lid, glow, cauterise, fire, have a fit

  2. erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagrate(verb)

    start to burn or burst into flames

    "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"

    Synonyms:
    lose one's temper, kindle, flare up, heat, have kittens, inflame, push through, break through, enkindle, wake, recrudesce, hit the roof, catch fire, have a fit, fire up, conflagrate, flare, flip one's lid, flip one's wig, break, extravasate, break out, go ballistic, belch, burn, fly off the handle, irrupt, blow a fuse, hit the ceiling, break open, erupt, blow up, ignite, take fire, throw a fit, stir up, burst out, burst, come out, blow one's stack, light

  3. 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(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    go ballistic, puff out, detonate, have kittens, flip one's wig, ignite, embroider, puff up, erupt, puff, hit the roof, explode, throw a fit, conflagrate, flip one's lid, burn, magnify, expand, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, blow a fuse, enlarge, hit the ceiling, blow up, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, inflate, take fire, aggrandize, dramatize, catch fire, blow one's stack

  4. combust(verb)

    cause to become violent or angry

    "Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan"

    Synonyms:
    blow one's stack, fly off the handle, catch fire, hit the ceiling, ignite, flip one's wig, burn, lose one's temper, blow up, flip one's lid, go ballistic, erupt, throw a fit, hit the roof, blow a fuse, conflagrate, have kittens, take fire, have a fit

  5. burn, combust(verb)

    undergo combustion

    "Maple wood burns well"

    Synonyms:
    throw a fit, fly off the handle, catch fire, take fire, ignite, flip one's wig, hit the roof, burn, burn up, blow up, lose one's temper, cut, incinerate, sunburn, sting, blow a fuse, erupt, hit the ceiling, burn down, conflagrate, go ballistic, burn off, bite, cauterize, blow one's stack, have kittens, flip one's lid, glow, cauterise, fire, have a fit

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    burn

How to pronounce combust?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
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Veena
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How to say combust in sign language?

  1. combust

How to use combust in a sentence?

  1. Tu Le:

    It seems strange that the battery, not charging, would combust on its own.

  2. Tony Radoszewski:

    Somebody had to start a fire. It doesn't combust by itself -- it needs fuel, someone had to do it. It's not like someone would have dropped a match and it started.

  3. Gwen Carr:

    When something like this happens Gwen Carr just combust, everything just comes out.


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