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- n. The quality or state of being combustible
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being combustible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as combustibleness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being capable of igniting and burning
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The combustibles include Beethoven, Stravinsky and even Jerry Lee Lewis, who took the notion of combustibility seriously one night in 1958 when he gassed up his piano and set it ablaze while playing.
Even on his best behavior, Brand brings the kind of combustibility that made last year's show such a phenomenon (witness
Managers first need to determine the combustibility of the various dusts their factories create.
Their relationship's combustibility lurches to the fore in the first moments of this searing production, directed by
Hydrogen's use for transportation must still overcome combustibility concerns, or we'll be driving mini-Hindenburgs.
This New York Times piece gives a sense of the combustibility of the situation:
The residents of the Palisades' particular concerns are that the community is surrounded by lots of unchecked vegetation, it has been a very wet year, and there has not been a bad fire in the community in many years which increases its combustibility since there has been no burn off.
The volados, which have little flavor, are at the bottom of the plant, and their primary function is combustibility.
If Lloyd Blankfein, the firm's Chairman and CEO, is guilty of anything it is for having vastly underestimated the scope of the public ire and combustibility over the bonus issue and the nation's desperation to assign a villain to the economic situation at large.
I'd suggest that life on such a planet (assuming it has some form of native life?) would have evolved strategies to cope with this combustibility problem - perhaps a very high water content (eg animal life which is 98% water, like celery) to guard against this.