[v] undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"
[v] cause to become violent or angry; "Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan"
[v] blow one's stack; fly off the handle, flip one's wig; lose one's temper; blow a fuse; "The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question"
[v] start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"
[v] cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"
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\Com*bust"\, a. [L. combustus, p. p. of comburere to burn up; com- + burere (only in comp.), of uncertain origin; cf. bustum fineral pyre, prurire to itch, pruna a live coal, Gr. pyrso`s firebrand, Skr. plush to burn.]
1. Burnt; consumed. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
2. (Astron.) So near the sun as to be obscured or eclipsed by his light, as the moon or planets when not more than eight degrees and a half from the sun. [Obs.] Planets that are oft combust. --Milton.