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Synonyms for combustion
kəmˈbʌs tʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. combustion, burning(noun)

    a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light

    electrocution, burning, burn, burning at the stake

  2. combustion(noun)

    a state of violent disturbance and excitement

    "combustion grew until revolt was unavoidable"


  3. burning, combustion(noun)

    the act of burning something

    "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"

    electrocution, burning, burn, burning at the stake


  1. combustion(noun)

    The act or process of burning.

    cremation, incineration

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. combustion

    Combustion is the essential fact which is at the basis of that assemblage of visible phenomenon which we call fire; combustion being the continuous chemical combination of a substance with some element, as oxygen, evolving heat, and extending from slow processes, such as those by which the heat of the human body is maintained, to the processes producing the most intense light also, as in a blast-furnace, or on the surface of the sun. Fire is always attended with light, as well as heat; blaze, flame, etc., designate the mingled light and heat of a fire. Combustion is the scientific, fire the popular term. A conflagration is an extensive fire. Compare LIGHT.

    blaze, burning, conflagration, fire, flame

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. combustion(n.)

    conflagration, burning

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    burning, flue, incineration, burn, combustor, incendiary, fuel

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How to use combustion in a sentence?

  1. Stephan Winkelmann:

    These cars are the last ones to hold up the flag of power, the maximum you can imagine from an internal combustion engine, therefore these cars will rise in price, big time.

  2. Reggie Leach:

    Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

  3. Jack Nerad:

    I think there’s more to squeeze out of the internal combustion engine.

  4. Volvo Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson:

    As a general business, combustion engines is most probably not growing. It is important to consolidate and seek synergies. It is another step transforming our company in the direction of electrification.

  5. Micheal Austin:

    Internal combustion autos are dead, petroleum is a finite fuel source.

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