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COMBUSTIBLE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does combustible mean? 

COMBUSTIBLE (noun)
  The noun COMBUSTIBLE has 1 sense:

1. a substance that can be burned to provide heat or power

  Familiarity information: COMBUSTIBLE used as a noun is very rare.


COMBUSTIBLE (adjective)
  The adjective COMBUSTIBLE has 1 sense:

1. capable of igniting and burning

  Familiarity information: COMBUSTIBLE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMBUSTIBLE (noun)


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Meaning:

A substance that can be burned to provide heat or power

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

combustible; combustible material

Hypernyms ("combustible" is a kind of...):

fuel (a substance that can be consumed to produce energy)


COMBUSTIBLE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Capable of igniting and burning

Similar:

burnable; ignitable; ignitible (capable of burning)

comburant; comburent; combustive (supporting combustion)

flammable; inflammable (easily ignited)

ignescent (can emit sparks or burst into flame)

incendiary (capable of catching fire spontaneously or causing fires or burning readily)

Antonym:

noncombustible (not capable of igniting and burning)


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