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combustion
used in The War of the Worlds

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Definition
the act of burning

or metaphorically:

a state of violent disturbance and excitement
  • Whatever is combustible flashes into flame at its touch, lead runs like water, it softens iron, cracks and melts glass, and when it falls upon water, incontinently that explodes into steam.
    1.6 — Book 1 Chapter 6 — The Heat-Ray in the Chobham Road (14% in)

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