- 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 non-combustion
It will also account for the non-combustion of such comets as those of the years 1680 and 1843.Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms|T. Bassnett
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).