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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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combustioncom‧bus‧tion /kəmˈbʌstʃən/ noun [uncountable]  1 BURNthe process of burning2 technicalHC chemical activity which uses oxygen to produce light and heat internal combustion engine
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combustionThe development of fluidized combustion systems has opened new doors towards small scale coal systems.An obvious and technically achievable alternative to fossil fuel combustion is nuclear fission.On take-off, for example, it would result in excessively high combustion temperatures and detonation.The internal combustion engine created a new mobility, for people and goods alike.Prior to Lavoisier, the phlogiston theory was the standard theory of combustion.A few cases of spontaneous combustion.His first was the development of submerged combustion, which enabled the most intractable liquids to be heated without expensive constructions.
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