- rapid oxidation accompanied by heat and, usually, light.
- chemical combination attended by production of heat and light.
- slow oxidation not accompanied by high temperature and light.
- combining weight,
- combo store,
- combustion chamber,
- combustion engine,
- combustion tube,
- comby's sign
Origin of combustion
Examples from the Web for combustive
There was that combustive row over guns, in which two (and maybe three, pending results) anti-gun legislators were recalled.
It was found to include the cases of combustive operations, the production of acids, the breathing of animals.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)|John William Draper
Word Origin for combustion
early 15c., from Old French combustion (13c.), from Latin combustionem (nominative combustio) "a burning," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin comburere "to burn up, consume," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + *burere, faulty separation of amburere "to burn around," actually ambi-urere, from urere "to burn, singe," from PIE root *eus- "to burn" (see ember).