|1.||the process of burning|
|2.||any process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to produce a significant rise in temperature and the emission of light|
|3.||a chemical process in which two compounds, such as sodium and chlorine, react together to produce heat and light|
|4.||a process in which a compound reacts slowly with oxygen to produce little heat and no light|
|[C15: from Old French, from Latin combūrere to burn up, from com- (intensive) + ūrere to burn]|
combustion com·bus·tion (kəm-bŭs'chən)
The process of burning.
A chemical change, especially oxidation, accompanied by the production of heat and light.
rapid chemical reaction between substances that is usually accompanied by generation of heat and light in the form of flame. In most cases, oxygen comprises one of the reactants. Other physical phenomena that sometimes occur during combustion reactions are explosion and detonation.
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