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 Meanings and Examples of COMBUSTIBLE
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combustible
 a.  capable of igniting and burning; easily aroused or excited
Classic Sentence:
1  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
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
2  And when the wind was that way, which was often, the house was full of the stench of this sulphurous combustion of the earth's excrement.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 2
3  Their conversation, the chat of the drawing-room, gossip of the anteroom, is like those chimneys which consume wood rapidly; they need a great amount of combustibles; and their combustibles are furnished by their neighbors.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VIII—MADAME VICTURNIEN EXPENDS THIRTY FRANCS ON M...
Example Sentence:
1  After the recent outbreak of fires in private homes, the fire commissioner ordered that all combustible materials be kept in safe containers.
2  The ability of coal to release a combustible gas has long been known.
3  Soot is usually the product of the imperfect combustion of fuel.
4  The energy is released by combustion on the application of a match.
5  Secondly, new fuels for the internal combustion engine which do not involve the depletion of vital and limited energy resources.
6  When a scientist studies combustion, he peers though his instruments at one of the million aspects of the one great mystery.
7  This showed that the more we condense air the fitter we make it for purposes of combustion.
8  The byproduct of the engine's combustion process is almost exclusively water vapor, which comes out of an exhaust pipe.
9  The soup and fish were in the last stage of projection, and the cook hung over her crucibles in a frame of mind and body threatening spontaneous combustion.