Com*bust" (?), a. [L. combustus, p. p. of comburere to burn up; com- + burere (only in comp.), of uncertian origin; cf. bustum fineral pyre, prurire to itch, pruna a live coal, Gr. firebrand, Skr. plush to burn.]


Burnt; consumed.



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.


Planets that are oft combust. Milton.


© Webster 1913.

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