Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb combust

5 senses of combust

Sense 1
burn, combust -- (cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels")

Sense 2
erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagrate -- (start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 3
flip one's lid, blow up, throw a fit, hit the roof, hit the ceiling, have kittens, have a fit, combust, blow one's stack, fly off the handle, flip one's wig, lose one's temper, blow a fuse, go ballistic -- (get very angry and fly into a rage; "The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question"; "Spam makes me go ballistic")
       => rage -- (feel intense anger; "Rage against the dying of the light!")

Sense 4
combust -- (cause to become violent or angry; "Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan")
       => anger -- (make angry; "The news angered him")

Sense 5
burn, combust -- (undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

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