combust


combust
combust late 14c., adj., "burnt," from O.Fr. combust (14c.), from L. combustus, pp. of combuere (see COMBUSTION (Cf. combustion)). Also an astrological term for planets when near the sun; the verb is attested from late 15c.

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  • Combust — Com*bust , a. [L. combustus, p. p. of comburere to burn up; com + burere (only in comp.), of uncertain origin; cf. bustum funeral pyre, prurire to itch, pruna a live coal, Gr. pyrso s firebrand, Skr. plush to burn.] 1. Burnt; consumed. [Obs.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Combust — can refer to: Combust (astrological aspect), the obscuring of the unassisted viewing of a planet by the Sun s light Combustion, the exothermical chemical reaction This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • combust — ► VERB ▪ consume or be consumed by fire. DERIVATIVES combustible adjective & noun. ORIGIN Latin comburere burn up …   English terms dictionary

  • combust — [kəm bust′] vt., vi. [ME < L combustus, pp. of comburere, to burn up: see COMBUSTION] to undergo or cause to undergo combustion; burn …   English World dictionary

  • combust — [kəm bʌst] verb burn or be burnt by fire. Derivatives combustible adjective &noun combustor noun Origin C15 (earlier (ME) as combustion): from obs. combust burnt , from L. combust , comburere burn up …   English new terms dictionary

  • combust — 1. verb To burn; to catch fire. 2. adjective In close conjunction with the sun (so that its astrological influence is burnt up ), sometimes specified to be within 8 degrees 30. Guianerius had a patient co …   Wiktionary

  • combust — v.tr. subject to combustion. Etymology: obs. combust (adj.) f. L combustus past part. (as COMBUSTION) …   Useful english dictionary

  • combust — verb Etymology: Latin combustus, past participle of comburere to burn up, irregular from com + urere to burn more at ember Date: 15th century burn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • combust — /keuhm bust /, v.i., v.t. burn. [1325 75; ME < L combustus (ptp. of comburere to burn up, equiv. to com COM + us var. s. of urere to burn + tus ptp. suffix; b by misanalysis of amburere, another deriv., as am + burere)] * * * …   Universalium

  • combust — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To undergo combustion: blaze1, burn, flame, flare. See HOT …   English dictionary for students