Given the combustibility of the neighborhood, the Syrian civil war really could become World War III.
The hangings and tinsel not only disfigured the interior of temples, but were a source of danger from their combustibility.
There was something in the combustibility of the gesture that was significant of the whole man.
The varnish must be prepared in the open, far from buildings, because of its combustibility.
With the exception of the first and sixth, they owe their combustibility to the presence of sulphide of potassium.
Of 80 correct answers, 64, or 80 per cent, referred in one way or another to combustibility.
One capital objection to zinc as a roofing material, is its combustibility.
In our first lecture the combustibility of zinc was mentioned.
It varies in its whiteness, consistence, and combustibility, with the species and health of the animals.
1520s, from Middle French combustible, or directly from Late Latin combustibilis, from Latin combustus, past participle of combuere "to burn up, consume" (see combustion). Figurative sense is from 1640s; as a noun, from 1680s. Related: Combustibility (late 15c.).
combustible com·bus·ti·ble (kəm-bŭs'tə-bəl)
Capable of igniting and burning. n.
A substance that ignites and burns readily.