spontaneous combustion

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spon·ta·ne·ous com·bus·tion

the ignition of a mass of material by heat developed within it by the oxidation of the substances composing it without external ignition.
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It sees the Aussie star pull a rabbit out of a top hat and make a notebook spontaneously combust.
Manda to spontaneously combust, rather than the low-key exit which befell the character earlier this year.
If anyone says anything I don't want to hear, I may spontaneously combust.
The company still has no idea what made the Note 7 spontaneously combust.
We learn about rocks that spontaneously combust the mystery of birds that burst into flames midflight and how in India, rail commuters were astonished when a male macaque got an electric shock and his mate brought him round.
But the theory behind this assumes that any child gives a toss about his parents having to wash and change him 15 times a day, causing the share price of Napisan to sky-rocket, and the washing machine to almost spontaneously combust.
Jonuz on the other hand looked like he might spontaneously combust or break into a dance he was that animated.
Both home and away kits have official expiry dates of July 2010 when, no doubt, they will spontaneously combust.
As a result, I'm now going to spontaneously combust - but, by the miracles of modern weather presenting, I'll be back tomorrow to patronise you again.
php) GSM Arena 's coverage of the incident, the owner of the device has confirmed that it was a replacement Galaxy Note 7 and that he had thrown his phone on the plane's floor when it began to spontaneously combust and emitted smoke.
Its gym-slip jokery and depiction of the teaching staff as alcoholics and letching deviants practically caused Mary Whitehouse's tabard to spontaneously combust, as well as provoking widespread public outcry.