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the act or process of burning.

rapid oxidation accompanied by heat and, usually, light.
chemical combination attended by production of heat and light.
slow oxidation not accompanied by high temperature and light.

violent excitement; tumult.
the process of burning
any process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to produce a significant rise in temperature and the emission of light
a chemical process in which two compounds, such as sodium and chlorine, react together to produce heat and light
a process in which a compound reacts slowly with oxygen to produce little heat and no light

combustion com·bus·tion (kəm-bŭs’chən)

The process of burning.

A chemical change, especially oxidation, accompanied by the production of heat and light.


The process of burning.

A chemical change, especially through the rapid combination of a substance with oxygen, producing heat and, usually, light. See also spontaneous combustion.

combustion definition

Burning; a chemical reaction that involves the rapid combination of a fuel with oxygen. (See oxidation and spontaneous combustion.)


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