a. capable of igniting and burning; easily aroused or excited
After the recent outbreak of fires in private homes, the fire commissioner ordered that all combustible materials be kept in safe containers.
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Our earthly fire also consumes more or less rapidly according as the object which it attacks is more or less combustible, so that human ingenuity has even succeeded in inventing chemical preparations to check or frustrate its action.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
As night advanced I placed a variety of combustibles around the cottage, and after having destroyed every vestige of cultivation in the garden, I waited with forced impatience until the moon had sunk to commence my operations.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Before him rose a grotesque mass of rocks, that resembled nothing so much as a vast fire petrified at the moment of its most fervent combustion.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
The straw seats of the car hovered on the edge of combustion; the woman next to me perspired delicately for a while into her white shirtwaist, and then, as her newspaper dampened under her fingers, lapsed despairingly into deep heat with a desolate cry.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Context