Definition of combustive in US English:



  • See combustion

    • ‘We believed the fireballs were a result of the carbon particles, oil, and combustive gases causing explosions in the exhaust cans, and the explosions created back pressure, resulting in hung stalls.’
    • ‘As spats go it was a fairly combustive one, and one which could have had a bloody conclusion when the veteran gunslinger and the new kid on the block met for their showdown in the Gleneagles Hotel dining room.’
    • ‘The combustive combination produces thousands of pounds of thrust, although the exact amount remains secret.’
    • ‘In the title role, she was pure combustive passion.’
    • ‘He made messy gestural models that advanced notions of formal and spatial complexity, all rendered with a rawness that was combustive.’