Com*bus"ti*ble (?), a. [Cf. F. combustble.]

1.

Capable of taking fire and burning; apt to catch fire; inflammable.

Sin is to the soul like fire to combustible matter. South.

2.

Eaily kindled or excited; quick; fiery; irascible.

Arnold was a combustible character. W. Irving.

 

© Webster 1913.


Com*bus"ti*ble (?), n.

A substance that may bee set on fire, or which is liable to take fire and burn.

All such combustibles as are cheap enough for common use go under the name of fuel. Ure.

 

© Webster 1913.

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