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English

Etymology

From Old French combustion (cfr. infra).

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Noun

Singular
combustion

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  1. (chemistry) The act or process of burning.
  2. A process where two chemicals are combined to produce heat.
  3. A process wherein a fuel is combined with oxygen, usually at high temperature, releasing heat.

Synonyms

act or process of burning

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] combustionem (accusative of combustio), from comburere "to burn", from the intensifying prefix com- + the root burere (a faulty sep. of amburere "to burn around," itself from ambi- + urere "to burn, singe").

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /kɔ̃.bys.sjɔ̃/

Noun

combustion f. (plural combustions)

  1. combustion: burning, incineration

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