Origin of combustible
OTHER WORDS FROM combustiblecom·bus·ti·bil·i·ty, com·bus·ti·ble·ness, nouncom·bus·ti·bly, adverbun·com·bus·ti·ble, adjective
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How to use combustible in a sentence
West told the story of a house two miles from a fire that burned when an ember landed in combustible materials at its base.At Glacier’s Edge, the Flames Have Always Come for My Family Cabin|jversteegh|August 20, 2021|Outside Online
In theory, a full reopening during a surge in cases sounds like a combustible mix.Why England’s sudden lifting of covid restrictions is a massive gamble|Charlotte Jee|July 18, 2021|MIT Technology Review
After that time, it becomes less combustible, and components of it can separate, reducing its octane value.
Frankel tells his story through interweaving profiles, mostly of men who have to overcome financial woes, combustible egos and their own self-doubt.‘Midnight Cowboy’ was a masterpiece made of desperation|James Hirsch|April 2, 2021|Washington Post
Here, in your small corner on Planet Earth, in the middle of a vast, indifferent cosmos, you can achieve zen-like calm by methodically layering pieces of combustible matter for future use.
This means not offering provocative remarks on a combustible topic like immigration, which is sure to make them enemies.
Children have fantasy lives so rich and combustible that rigging them with lies is like putting a propeller on a rocket.
This combustible brew of race, class, and economic anxieties bubbles all too closely to the surface.
In both, devotion and yearning are fragile, easily combustible, and hard to replace.
The Middle East today is more combustible and complex than it has ever been.
It is very combustible, burns with a pale blue flame, and is converted into water.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry|Thomas Anderson
Finally all the combustible portion of the fort was burnt to the ground, 12 cannon were captured, and about 60 Moros were slain.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
At such moments, there was something brooding and combustible about him that gave one the sensation of walking over a mine.
There was something so combustible and wild in his attitude, that, there, at least no one was under illusions as to the danger.
There was no greater foundation for this than for Newton's celebrated conjecture that the diamond was combustible.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill