(?; 106), n. [L. combustio: cf. F. combustion.] 1. The state of burning.
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2. (Chem.) The combination of a combustible with a supporter of combustion, producing heat, and sometimes both light and heat.
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Combustion results in common cases from the mutual chemical action and reaction of the combustible and the oxygen of the atmosphere, whereby a new compound is formed.
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Supporter of combustion (Chem.), a gas, as oxygen, the combination of which with a combustible, as coal, constitutes combustion.
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3. Violent agitation; confusion; tumult. [Obs.]
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There [were] great combustions and divisions among the heads of the university.
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But say from whence this new combustion springs.
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