What does the word combustion mean?

Usage examples for combustion

  1. When combustion ceases, the fire goes out in popular language. – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  2. The Menai Bridge consists of about 2000 tons of iron, and its height above the level of the sea is 120 feet; its mass might be lifted from the level of the water to its present position by the combustion of four bushels of coal. – A Letter from Major Robert Carmichael-Smyth to His Friend, the Author of 'The Clockmaker' by Robert Carmichael-Smyth