All progress, therefore, appears stymied, and this is an extremely dangerous and combustible equation.
This means not offering provocative remarks on a combustible topic like immigration, which is sure to make them enemies.
Pakistan is a complex and combustible society undergoing a severe crisis, which America helped create over the years.
It runs on combustible poison—ammonia and pressurized hydrogen.
This combustible brew of race, class, and economic anxieties bubbles all too closely to the surface.
Let us, at risk of some iteration, consider some of these combustible elements.
I know that there are combustible materials there, and that they wait the torch only.
Others, having been daubed over with combustible materials, were set up as lights in the night-time, and thus burned to death.
In half an hour, the huts were stripped of their most combustible material.
I firmly believe that life as now manifested in our bodies is a combustible force identical with that of any other form of life.
1520s, from Middle French combustible, or directly from Late Latin combustibilis, from Latin combustus, past participle of combuere "to burn up, consume" (see combustion). Figurative sense is from 1640s; as a noun, from 1680s. Related: Combustibility (late 15c.).
combustible com·bus·ti·ble (kəm-bŭs'tə-bəl)
Capable of igniting and burning. n.
A substance that ignites and burns readily.