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combustion

 [kom-bus´chun]
rapid oxidation with emission of heat.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

com·bus·tion

(kom-bŭs'chŭn),
Burning, the rapid oxidation of any substance accompanied by the production of heat and light.
[L. comburo, pp. -bustus, to burn up]
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com·bus·tion

(kŏm-bŭs'chŭn)
Burning; rapid oxidation of any substance accompanied by the production of heat and light.
[L. comburo, pp. -bustus, to burn up]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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