combustible

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French combustible

Adjective[edit]

combustible (comparative more combustible, superlative most combustible)

  1. Capable of burning
    Dumping fertilizer on top of whatever mysterious goop was in the storage tank created a combustible mix which caught on fire.
    • South
      Sin is to the soul like fire to combustible matter.
  2. (figuratively) Easily kindled or excited; quick; fiery; irascible.
    • Washington Irving
      Arnold was a combustible character.

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Noun[edit]

combustible (plural combustibles)

  1. A material that is capable of burning.

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

combustible m, f (plural combustibles)

  1. combustible

Noun[edit]

combustible m (plural combustibles)

  1. fuel

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