(Com*bus`ti*bil"i*ty) n. The quality of being combustible.
(Com*bus"ti*ble) a. [Cf. F. combustible.]
1. Capable of taking fire and burning; apt to catch fire; inflammable.
Sin is to the soul like fire to combustible matter.
2. Easily kindled or excited; quick; fiery; irascible.
Arnold was a combustible character.
(Com*bus"ti*ble) n. A substance that may be set on fire, or which is liable to take fire and
All such combustibles as are cheap enough for common use go under the name of fuel.
(Com*bus"ti*ble*ness), n. Combustibility.
(Com*bus"tion) n. [L. combustio: cf. F. combustion.]
1. The state of burning.
2. (Chem.) The combination of a combustible with a supporter of combustion, producing heat, and
sometimes both light and heat.
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. Supporter of combustion (Chem.), a gas, as oxygen, the combination of which with a combustible,
as coal, constitutes combustion.
3. Violent agitation; confusion; tumult. [Obs.]
There [were] great combustions and divisions among the heads of the university.
But say from whence this new combustion springs.
(Com*bus"tious) a. Inflammable. [Obs.] Shak.
(Come) v. i. [imp. Came ; p. p. Come ; p. pr & vb. n. Coming.] [OE. cumen, comen,
AS. cuman; akin to OS. kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma,
Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire Gr. to go, Skr. gam. &radic23. Cf. Base, n., Convene,
1. To move hitherward; to draw near; to approach the speaker, or some place or person indicated;
opposed to go.
Look, who comes yonder?
I did not come to curse thee.
2. To complete a movement toward a place; to arrive.
When we came to Rome.
Acts xxviii. 16.
Lately come from Italy.
Acts xviii. 2.