Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of combustion.
  • Disposed to take fire; combustible.

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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, caused by, or partaking in combustion

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective supporting combustion

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Examples

  • Hume says that the race is tightening but that the GOP looks solid to capture the House, the Senate is tougher, this is nothing that you couldn't say on the teevees yourselves for money, but ask yourselves, do any of you possess the blockbuster, combustive, personality of Brit Hume, sex-machine?

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • Hume says that the race is tightening but that the GOP looks solid to capture the House, the Senate is tougher, this is nothing that you couldn't say on the teevees yourselves for money, but ask yourselves, do any of you possess the blockbuster, combustive, personality of Brit Hume, sex-machine?

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • Here's a blogging award-winner, suggesting "a few minutes of combustive companionship in a two-seater" for another blogger who dared call for a "rational and measured" response to the botched bombing.

    Muslims

  • Here's a blogging award-winner, suggesting "a few minutes of combustive companionship in a two-seater" for another blogger who dared call for a "rational and measured" response to the botched bombing.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • When couples like Julian and Claire begin to find their way back to each other, there's often a combustive rekindling of desire, a mix of anxiety and lust, which many couples are shy to admit.

    Esther Perel: An Affair To Remember: What Happens In Couples After Someone Cheats? Part Three

  • I want a religious symbol that knows what it is like to wear both the constrictive female undergarments as well as the combustive male ego.

    Vaishali: Everything I Needed to Know About Spirituality...I Learned From Bugs Bunny!

  • I want a religious symbol that knows what it is like to wear both the constrictive female undergarments as well as the combustive male ego.

    Vaishali: Everything I Needed to Know About Spirituality...I Learned From Bugs Bunny!

  • Hume says that the race is tightening but that the GOP looks solid to capture the House, the Senate is tougher, this is nothing that you couldn't say on the teevees yourselves for money, but ask yourselves, do any of you possess the blockbuster, combustive, personality of Brit Hume, sex-machine?

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • Matt Yglesias at Think Progress has a good synopsis of a new Democracy article that both points out the importance of metropolitan regions to the nation's economic health and warns that current governance structures - really, federalism as we know it now - are constraining the combustive (in a good way) capacity of these areas.

    Harry Moroz: Not Your Mother's Federalism

  • It's certainly a combustive mix, and one which doesn't augur well for the PM's near-term future.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

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