combustible

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  • They live two or three months every year in a magazine of combustibles. Cited from Woman on the American Frontier, William W. Fowler
  • The space within is filled level to the top, with all manner of combustibles. Cited from A Collection of College Words and Customs, by Benjamin Homer Hall
  • At dead of night they set out, provided with the necessary combustibles. Cited from Historical Tales, The Romance of Reality, Vol. 7, by Charles Morris
  • Japanese cities were largely constructed of combustible materials such as wood and paper.
  • Due to fire doors being left opened and the nearby combustible materials the fire spread very rapidly.
  • How combustible the materials, they well knew; and the fire was now fallen among them. Cited from The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol. I, Part E, by David Hume
  • The shelter should be located so that there is no combustible material directly outside it.
  • These are highly combustible and thus help ensure the critical heat is reached.
  • They were placed in her hold, surrounded by such combustible materials as could be quickly gathered together. Cited from The Three Lieutenants, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • It spread rapidly through the building because of the open construction of the building and the combustible building materials.
  • It is not as combustible as many other products that we use and handle every day.
  • Therefore, even a small metal fire can spread and become a larger fire in the surrounding ordinary combustible materials.
  • Fortunately no fire reached the combustibles at any time, or this book might not have appeared. Cited from Overland through Asia (Illustrated), by Thomas Wallace Knox
  • Several safe ways of approach to the building were discovered, and the combustibles placed and fired. Cited from The Marrow of Tradition, by Charles W. Chesnutt
  • They were so old that the wood had lost its combustible quality, and refused to burn. Cited from Ragnarok: The Age of Fire and Gravel, Donnelly
  • Shall we term it knowledge in fire, that makes it to consume combustible matter? Cited from Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books, by Charles W. Eliot
  • They had gone back to the wood for more combustibles. Cited from The Privateersman, by Frederick Marryat
  • The other gas which issues into this atmosphere is said to be the combustible gas. Cited from An Elementary Study of Chemistry, by McPherson and Henderson
  • The elements of the situation were too combustible for any other conclusion. Cited from Books and Characters, by Lytton Strachey
  • And thus, and thus, does the blood, when combustible matter fails him! Cited from The History of a Mouthful of Bread, by Jean Mace
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Meaning of combustible

  • noun A substance that can be burned to provide heat or power
  • adjective Capable of igniting and burning