verb (used with or without object)
Origin of combust
Examples from the Web for combust
When Venus and Mercury were ‘combust’ their influence was lost.
All astrologers agree that a planet is fortified by this position, but a planet when combust is very evil in its influences.The Influence of the Stars|Rosa Baughan
A planet was said to be combust when its light was extinguished by proximity to the sun.
Venus and Mercury, when thus 'combust,' lost their influence.Chaucer's Works, Volume 2 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer