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  1. [verb] cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"
    Synonyms: burn

  2. [verb] start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"
    Synonyms: erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, conflagrate

  3. [verb] get very angry and fly into a rage; "The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question"; "Spam makes me go ballistic"
    Synonyms: flip one's lid, blow up, throw a fit, hit the roof, hit the ceiling, have kittens, have a fit, blow one's stack, fly off the handle, flip one's wig, lose one's temper, blow a fuse, go ballistic

  4. [verb] cause to become violent or angry; "Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan"

  5. [verb] undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"
    Synonyms: burn


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