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.
    • (Can we date this quote by South and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Sin is to the soul like fire to combustible matter.
  2. (figuratively) Easily kindled or excited; quick; fiery; irascible.
    • (Can we date this quote by Washington Irving and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      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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combustible (masculine and feminine plural combustibles)

  1. combustible

Noun[edit]

combustible m (plural combustibles)

  1. combustible, fuel

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French[edit]

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  • (file)

Noun[edit]

combustible m (plural combustibles)

  1. combustible

Adjective[edit]

combustible (plural combustibles)

  1. combustible

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kombusˈtible/, [kõmbusˈt̪iβle]

Adjective[edit]

combustible (plural combustibles)

  1. combustible

Noun[edit]

combustible m (plural combustibles)

  1. fuel

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