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combustion
used in Atlas Shrugged

2 uses
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Definition
the act of burning

or metaphorically:

a state of violent disturbance and excitement
  • My dear sister does not happen to be a human being, but just an internal combustion engine, so one must not wonder at her success.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (35% in)
  • It's the greatest revolution in power motors since the internal-combustion enginegreater than that!
    1.9 Part 1 Chapter 9 — The Sacred and the Profane (93% in)

There are no more uses of "combustion" in Atlas Shrugged.

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