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Definition of Combustion


  1. The state of burning.
  2. The combination of a combustible with a supporter of combustion, producing heat, and sometimes both light and heat.
  3. Violent agitation; confusion; tumult.

Combustion Quotations

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Arnold H. Glasow

Globally the Greens have arisen like a spontaneous combustion, a reaction to the narrow-minded state-backed exploitation of resources and wealth for a few at the expense of the many.
Bob Brown

The human relationship to combustion is as mysterious as it is fraught with madness. From the candle flame to the nuclear blast, it has lit up the human imagination with fear and fascination.
Michael Leunig

Spontaneous combustion of grassroots politics is the future.
Dick Morris

I think the internal combustion engine will disappear from the streets of our cities in the next thirty years because transportation will be mass transportation, or probably electrical power.
Gaylord Nelson
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Combustion Translations

combustion in Dutch is verbranding
combustion in German is Verbrennung
combustion in Italian is ustione
combustion in Norwegian is forbrenning
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