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combustion
used in A Christmas Carol

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Definition
the act of burning

or metaphorically:

a state of violent disturbance and excitement
  • All this time, he lay upon his bed, the very core and centre of a blaze of ruddy light, which streamed upon it when the clock proclaimed the hour; and which, being only light, was more alarming than a dozen ghosts, as he was powerless to make out what it meant, or would be at; and was sometimes apprehensive that he might be at that very moment an interesting case of spontaneous combustion, without having the consolation of knowing it.
    3 — The Second of the Three Spirits (5% in)

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